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Taste of Spring
Species / Bloom Time / Taste

 

ANISE - July/Sept - Strong, licorice, sweet & tasty
APPLE - May - Slightly floral, sour
BASIL - July/Frost - Spicy, sweet
BERGAMOT - July - Perfumy, tealike, aromatic
BORAGE - June/July - Slight cucumber taste
BURNET - July - Strong green, hint of cucumber
CALENDULA - June/August - Slightly green, tangy, peppery
CHERVIL - May/June - parsley-like with hint of tarragon, citrus
CHIVE - May/June - onion, strong
CHIVE, GARLIC - August/Sept - onion-garlic, strong
CHRYSANTHEMUM - Sept/Oct - each variety different, some mild, some strong, bitter
CORIANDER - June/Frost - like leaf, but more fragrant
(ENGLISH) DAISY - April/Sept - mild
DANDELION - May/July - like leaves, bitter
DAYLILY - June/July - cooked, like asparagus/zucchini cross
DILL - June/Frost - like leaves, but stronger
ELDERBERRY - May/June - floral, mild
FENNEL - July/August - licorice, milder than leaves, sweet
GLADIOLUS - Bulb (6-8 wks after planting) - best used as container or garnish
GRAPE HYACINTH - April/May - grapey, bitter after-taste, slight sour
HOLLYHOCK - July/Sept - little taste, slightly bitter
HONEYSUCKLE - May/July - honey sweet, perfumy
LAVENDER - June/July - very perfumy
LEMON - Varies - citrus, very perfumed, slight bitter but some varieties sweeter
LEMON BALM - July/August - very sweet and lemony
LILAC - April/May - perfumy, slightly bitter
LOVAGE - August - mild celery
AFRICAN MARIGOLD - May/Sept - variable, some intense and bitter
SIGNET MARIGOLD - May/Sept - citrusy and milder than African variety
MARJORAM - June/August - like leaves, spicy, sweet
OREGANO - June/August - like leaves, spicy, pungent
MINT - July/Sept - minty, milder than leaves
MUSTARD - April/May - hot, mustardy
NASTURTIUM - July/August - like watercress
ORANGE - Varies - perfumy, citrusy, orangelike skin
(GARDEN) PEA - May/June - raw peas
PINK - June/July - little flavor, clove & cottage pinks are spicier
PLUM - April/May - mild, like flower nectar
RED CLOVER - June/Sept - hay, green
ROCKET - May/Frost - like leaves, nutty, smoky
ROSE - May/Sept - perfumy, sweet to bitter
ROSEMARY - Varies - mild, flowery, delicate
(GARDEN) SAGE - May/July - flowery sage, slightly musky
(PINEAPPLE) SAGE - Sept - flowery pineapple, slight sage muskiness
(SUMMER) SAVORY - July/August - mildly peppery, sweet, herby
(WINTER) SAVORY - July/August - mildly peppery, herby, spicy
SCARLET RUNNER BEAN - July/August - like raw bean, mild
SCENTED GERANIUM - throughout year - varies, slightly sour or bitter
SQUASH - July/August - like vegetable, raw squash
SWEET WOODRUFF - May - sweet, grassy, vanilla
THYME - July/August - like leaves but milder
TULIP - April/May - slightly bitter or sweet
VIOLET (PANSY) - April/July - Mild, leafy green, some varieties sweet
YUCCA - July - slightly bitter with hint of artichoke

DID YOU KNOW?

Edible flowers aren't new -- the ancient Romans ate violets, roses and pot marigolds, while the Chinese have long incorporated steamed or dried daylilies and tigerlilies into their cuisine.

 

 

 

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