How Long Do Fresh Chives Last?


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10-14 days
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4-6 months


Shelf Life Tips

  • How long do fresh chives last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - after purchasing, keep chives refrigerated at all times.
  • To maximize the shelf life of fresh chives in the refrigerator, wrap the chives in a damp paper towel and place in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
  • How long do fresh chives last in the fridge? Properly stored, fresh chives will usually keep well for about 10 to 14 days in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze chives? Yes, to freeze fresh chives: (1) Wash, trim and chop the chives; (2) Allow to dry thoroughly; (3) Once dry, place in heavy-duty freezer bags or freeze in ice cube trays with a small amount of water, then transfer to freezer bags.
  • How long does chives last in the freezer? Properly stored, they will maintain best quality for about 4 to 6 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - chives that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if chives are bad or spoiled? Chives that are spoiling will typically become soft and discolored; discard any chives that have an off smell or appearance.

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