Organic Star’s Favorite Dahlia

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5-7" blossom full-size plant Dahlia pinnata

Each delectable bloom is massive, lotus-like as countless petals unfurl on long, strong stems perfect as a single bloom or in a bouquet. Her petals taste like soft, floral lettuce with scrumptious starchy tubers, like mild potatoes.

It’s true! Dahlias were domesticated 2000 years ago as a food crop in Mexico. Fast-forward to 200 years ago: The Victorian era selected them for floral rather than culinary traits, so though all are technically ‘edible,’ few are truly delectable. We’ve trialed (and tasted!) hundreds of varieties and we’ve found three such delicacies: Star’s Favorite, Fern Cliff and Kasagi. We enjoy them both as salad, like brilliant buttercrunch lettuce, as well as juicy tubers, like mild potatoes. Dahlia latkes! They are the most delightfully crunchy kimchi ingredient we’ve found. If you’ve not yet tasted a dahlia, I am SO excited for you to finally savor them…!

*Dahlias will be available Spring 2023!

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Organic Star’s Favorite Dahlia

5-7" blossom full-size plant Dahlia pinnata

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Each delectable bloom is massive, lotus-like as countless petals unfurl on long, strong stems perfect as a single bloom or in a bouquet. Her petals taste like soft, floral lettuce with scrumptious starchy tubers, like mild potatoes.

It’s true! Dahlias were domesticated 2000 years ago as a food crop in Mexico. Fast-forward to 200 years ago: The Victorian era selected them for floral rather than culinary traits, so though all are technically ‘edible,’ few are truly delectable. We’ve trialed (and tasted!) hundreds of varieties and we’ve found three such delicacies: Star’s Favorite, Fern Cliff and Kasagi. We enjoy them both as salad, like brilliant buttercrunch lettuce, as well as juicy tubers, like mild potatoes. Dahlia latkes! They are the most delightfully crunchy kimchi ingredient we’ve found. If you’ve not yet tasted a dahlia, I am SO excited for you to finally savor them…!

*Dahlias will be available Spring 2023!

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1 review for Organic Star’s Favorite Dahlia

  1. Nancy Sage Sciarretta

    Star’s Favorite should be everyone’s favorite. Even though I crowded her into the garden she insisted on being early, profuse and long-lasting in a vase. Give her some support and watch her grow! Provided some nice tubers at end-of-season as well. A beautiful addition to a Dahlia Addict’s garden!

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Organic Star’s Favorite Dahlia

Direct Sow: After last frost in 60F+ soil, plant tuber horizontally 4-6″ deep, 18-24′ apart with 1/2 cup of bonemeal. Water well until sprouts appear.
Transplant: 4 weeks before last frost, cover tuber horizontally in 2-3″ of damp and warm potting soil. If 12″ tall, pinch back apical buds. Transplant 6″ deep after last frost in warm soil with 1/2 cup of bonemeal per hole.

Sowing Date: after final frost
Seed Depth: bury root fully
Days to Germination: 10-20 days to sprout
Days to Maturity: mid-late summer until frost
Plant spacing: 30″
Height: 3-4 feet

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