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Organic Borage
Organic Borage
Organic Borage


 
HEIRLOOM We are rather partial to edible flowers; we're also quite fond of resilient plants that take care of themselves in less than optimal conditions. Borage is both.

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HEIRLOOM We are rather partial to edible flowers; we're also quite fond of resilient plants that take care of themselves in less than optimal conditions. Borage is both.

The baby blue blossoms turn purple and then rose pink; they are the shape of stars with a flavor reminiscent of cucumber. A 2 to 3 foot bushy plant, Borage prefers to grow in sun and moist, well-drained soil but is in it for the long haul wherever it is sown. Even in less than optimal conditions it will likely re-seed itself but don't worry: it's cotyledons are easily identified and readily transplanted.

Its small leaves are reasonably edible for the adventuresome salad eater but our favorite way to enjoy them is to freeze them in ice cubes that will lend their bright cucumber finish to summer drinks. Borage also attracts all manner of butterfly, bee and multitudes of other beneficial pollinators to its nectaries and broadly hospitable habitat.

55 days to flower

Borago officinalis

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November 15, 2017
Reviewer: Anne Cavanaugh from Petersham, MA United States  


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Prolific and the Bees loved it! December 13, 2016
Reviewer: Elke Donofrio from River Vale, NJ United States  
I used the young leaves in smoothies and salads.  The flowers attracted lots of bees too!

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