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Nira Chives (Allium tuberosum)

In this Plant Profile, get specific details, including the characteristics and best uses of Nira chives, one of six Plant Profiles featured in our Chives Collection.

Nira Chives

Nira Chives

Nira chives have wide, flat leaves that are easy to harvest. The leaves have a mild garlic flavor that goes well anywhere you like garlic—eggs, cream cheese, salsa, in stir-fry dishes, and on salads.

Sun Exposure

  • full sun (six to eight hours) to partial shade

Soil pH

  • 6.0 to 7.0

Hardiness Zones

  • 4 to 9


  • thin to 2 to 8 inches apart
  • space rows 18 inches


  • 1 inch per week or less


  • prefers well-drained soil rich in organic matter

Have you ever tried growing Nira chives? Are there any challenges you face growing them? Please tell us your best tips for growing Nira chives.


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