Allium carinatum (keeled garlic)

aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. CanadaJuly 27, 2014

I'm still can't find much information on this one. I bought a pot of Keeled Garlic/ Winter Chives about 8 or 9 years ago at a herb farm, the herb farm has since changed hands. I asked the new owners about this allium, no help there, they have never heard of it. When I bought it I was told it could be used like chives in the winter when most chives are dormant.

Is anyone growing this one, only as an ornamental or do you use it as a culinary herb? It's a spreader so I grow it in containers and deadhead as soon as the flowers start to look ragged. I have yet to use it as a substitute for chives, a little more information would be nice.


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Your keeled garlic is indeed edible. Check out the link. The site is excellent.

Here is a link that might be useful: Keeled Garlic

    Bookmark   August 16, 2014 at 1:17AM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Thanks Erica, good to know all parts are edible. I'll try them this winter in place of chives.


    Bookmark   August 19, 2014 at 2:01AM
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