Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Edible flowers

The photo above is another plant growing happily along with the lettuce. This is the second year I have grown this variety, and I like it as it is colorful and compact. The plant is:

Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Calendula
Species: officinalis
Cultivar: Calypso Orange

Along with a number of other flowers the calendula is edible, with the taste being described as: Tastes like: poor man's saffron, spicy, tangy, peppery, adds a golden hue to foods.

Somehow, I just can not bring myself to eat flowers, but for those willing to try here is a good link for more information:


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