There are no U.S. grade standards for Chinese Chives. These instructions have been developed by the Specialty Crops Inspection Division to assist officially licensed inspectors in making inspections, writing certificates and to assist in the proper identification of specialty type fruits and vegetables.
Chinese Chives (Gau Choy Flower, Gil Choy, Gow Choy) Two cultures of Chinese Chives are grown for the fresh market; big leaf for blanching, and the other for the flowering stems which are not blanched. There are three types of Chinese Chives on the market, big leaf green in color, big leaf blanched, and flowering stems. All these are used as seasonings for a variety of dishes.