Nasturtium – Alaska
Nasturtium – Alaska is a bush type nasturtium which is quite well behaved! It produces red and yellow edible flowers with variegated leaves. Height 30cm.
From late March to June.
Sow one seed per module and plant out 4 weeks later. Alternatively, sow direct.
30cm x 30cm
Approx seed count: 25
Edible flowers are becoming more and more popular. Nasturtium – Alaska has the most delicious edible flowers with a zest. It produces abundant seeds which will germinate again in the following year. You will only need to sow them once in your life. The leaves are also edible and the green fresh seed pods are treated like capers.
Nasturtiums are related to mashua which is one of my favourite crops of the Andes. It is one of the Lost Crops of the Andes.
The garden nasturtium is a very popular flower and it cheers up any salad. It flowers freely throughout the summer months.
There are more edible flowers available from www.greenvegetableseeds.com. These include calendula (pot marigold) and borage. All of them are very easy to grow.
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