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NASTURTIUM Blue Pepe

NASTURTIUM Blue Pepe

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Edible steel-blue leaves, vivid red flowers and a slightly peppery taste
Beautiful and colourful seed packets, made from sustainable and recyclable materials. Varieties chosen for pot growing: compact, dwarf varieties, suitable for terrace garden spaces.

Description
Nasturtium Blue Pepe is a unique European variety bred specifically for culinary use. The name is derived from its wonderful steel-blue leaves with purplish undersides. The flowers themselves are also edible and their bright-red hue makes an attractive addition to salads, as well as being perfect
for garnishing stir fries. The leaves have a slightly peppery taste, reminiscent of watercress. The flavour becomes spicier when the flowers are grown in sunnier, hotter weather. The flowers are
less intensely flavoured than the leaves but they add a dramatic, colourful zing to any recipe. Nasturtiums were first cultivated in Perù and were introduced to Europe by the Spanish conquistadores in the 16th century.


Plant size
Height Height 20cm, Width 20cm
Container size Height 20cm, Width 20cm
Companion plant Tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, radishes, cucumbers, salads
Sowing Indoor Feb-Apr
Outdoor April-June

Eating
Medicinal properties
Ancient South Americans used nasturtiums as a hair-growth supplement – perhaps it’s worth a try?!

How to eat
The edible flower trend has been around for a long time but has had a resurgence in recent years. These blooms are great for adding colour and a peppery flavour to salads and cold dishes. Not everybody knows, however, that nasturtium seeds are nutty and peppery, too, and can be pickled to produce what are known as ‘poor man’s capers’.