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65-75 days to maturity. Allium tuberosum ‘Flowering’. Flowering Chinese Leek Seeds. Non-GMO, cool-season perennial heirloom. This popular Chinese specialty herb is a vigorous perennial. It is grown for its young flower buds, long stems, and slender deep-green blades. All parts of this plant are edible, including mature flowers, which have a delicate garlic onion flavor. The savory and handsome flower stems are considered gourmet in many parts of the world. This variety is suitable for harvest from mid-spring to early fall when grown in a greenhouse and from late spring to late fall when grown in the field. ~ 10,250 seeds / oz.
Other Common Names: Bong he, buchu, dok kui chaai, flowering Chinese chive, flowering Chinese leek, gau tsoi fa, gow choy, jiu cai, jiu huang, jiu cai hua, kuichai, kutsay bulaklak, nin hua, nira no hana, oriental chive, or garlic chive, golden chive, blanched chive, yellow Chinese chive.
How to Grow Flowering Chinese Leek
Suitable for zones 3-9. Direct sow seeds in late spring to early summer after the last frost. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. If transplanting, do so when 5-6 leaves appear. Cut back any blooms during the first season to have healthier plants next season. Requirements for flowering: sufficient vegetative growth (1-2 years), low temperatures in winter, and long summer days. Generally, Chinese leeks will not produce many flowers in the first growing season. Remove weeds promptly and water infrequently but deeply.
For growing blanched leeks (cultivate only the most robust plants in this manner): after an initial harvest of green leaves, cover with a tunnel and exclude all light while continuing to provide all of the plant's other needs. The new sprouts will emerge in darkness and have a more tender texture and subtle flavor.
Harvesting Flowering Chinese Leek
Harvest by cutting just above ground level.
Every part of this plant is edible and has a delicious garlicky flavor. Use it in soups, stir-fries, tempura, dumplings, and salads. It is excellent in egg dishes. The flowers are often an edible garnish in dishes like sashimi.
Tips From Our Gardeners
“There is plenty of great information on the web about caring for perennial Chinese leeks. I recommend any of Joy Larkcom’s books, such as Oriental Vegetables, for more detailed information on maintenance.”
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