The light- sometimes dark- green tubular chives grow in bunches and reach a height of up to 45 centimetres. They have a mild, leek- like flavour with a touch of onion. The fine chives roulettes are a common ingredient of salads, curd, spreads, soups and egg dishes.
Besides them being an important ingredient of the famous "Grüne Soße", chives may be used to garnish dishes, both chopped or in its initial tubular form.
Between March and October: outdoor grown. The dark- green tubes are cut once they've reached a length of 35- 40 centimetres. From November until March: green house cultivation. Lighter green tubes are cut at a length of 20- 30 centimetres.