Allium fistulosum 'Red Ninja' - Red Chives, Santa Chives, Red Beard Chives, Red Ninja Seeds

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Botanical Nomenclature: Allium fistulosum ‘Red Ninja’
Cultivate: Red Ninja
Common name: Red Chives, Santa Chives, Red Beard Chives
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Origin: Asia
Height: 45 – 60 cm Height
Brightness: Full Sun, Partial Shading
Climate: see description below


Allium fistulosum, the Welsh onion, also commonly called bunching onion, long green onion, Japanese bunching onion, and spring onion, is a species of perennial plant, often considered to be a kind of scallion.

The species is very similar in taste and odor to the related common onion, Allium cepa, and hybrids between the two (tree onions) exist. A. fistulosum, however, does not develop bulbs, and possesses hollow leaves (fistulosum means “hollow”) and scapes. Larger varieties of A. fistulosum, such as the Japanese negi, resemble the leek, whilst smaller varieties resemble chives. A. fistulosum can multiply by forming perennial evergreen clumps. It is also grown in a bunch as an ornamental plant.

Harvest: 75 – 85 days

The red color is stimulated by colder temperatures. Chives very popular in Asia, with extremely mild to slightly spicy flavor. Very tasty and with great potential for food markets. Like ordinary spring onions, their leaves are green, but their stems are red. An extremely special and distinctive addition to the presentation of the most exotic cuisine.

Allium fistulosum red beard is a perennial plant that will produce sturdier stems the longer it stays on the ground to harvest. Our classic green chives, with an added twist to the eye tasting, add color to our salads and sauté on hot plates. A real refinement at the table. Very resistant and easily cultivated in fertile, limestone and full sun soils.