Chives: Allium tuberosum
Chives are a traditional addition to the beginner's garden. They impart a light onion flavor in any dish and can be used as a substitution in recipes calling for onions. Chives keep their lovely green color when cooked so they make a fancy addition to butters for an aromatic blended topping with color contrast for corn on the cob, baked potatoes, pasta dishes or garlic bread. Chives have a strikingly beautiful purple blossom that offers a culinary treat that will become a fantastic treat for any food lover.