Edible Flower Seeds
Edible flower seeds are a magical ingredient that children can grow into beautiful edible flowers to decorate cakes, drinks and dishes. So why not grow them from scratch?
The Edible Flowers seed collection from Piccolo comprises three seed packets:
- Blue Pepe Nasturtium - a unique variety bred specifically for culinary use. The name is derived from its stunning steel-blue leaves with purplish undersides. The flowers are also edible and their bright red hue makes them a fun addition to salads as well as being perfect for garnishing stir fries. The leaves have a slightly peppery taste reminiscent of watercress.
- Blue and White Borage - also known as starflower, it is an edible ornamental and medicinal plant. It is a favourite of many pollinators and the beautiful flowers have a sweet, honey-like taste that makes them great for decorating cakes and adding as edible flowers to drinks. These blue edible flowers and white edible flowers look stunning when frozen in ice-cubes and added to drinks on a hot summer day!
- Erfurter Orangefarbige Calendula - a variety bred for its medicinal properties. The bright orange edible flowers have a mild and slightly sweet taste that makes them perfect for both sweet and savoury dishes. The dried petals can be used to create a natural dye or to add to home-made lip balms and creams.
The seeds are of certified standard, non-GMO and non-hybrid. The latter is particularly important to us as we believe that it is good for children to witness the whole seed-to-seed cycle and learn to grow from seeds that they have picked from the plants they originally grew (when possible!).
The packaging of the seeds is also very eco-conscious with heat-sealed paper envelopes and contains a description of the plant and how to grow it best.
Please note that these seeds have been designed for adults and children alike and so not all the 'advice/suggestions for use' on the packaging is relevant for children.
For more Piccolo Seeds Collections click here.
Our shipping costs to mainland UK are standard across most products:
Standard (4-6 working days) - £3.50 and FREE on orders over £50.
Premium (1-2 working days if ordered before 10am Mon - Fri, excluding Bank Holidays) - £5.99 on all orders.
All orders are dispatched Monday – Saturday (excluding Bank Holidays) from Norfolk, UK and we aim to process all orders received before 12noon on the same day.
Please note that where packages are too large for Royal Mail (e.g. some of our large tools) we will be utilising Evri to deliver your order. However, this should not affect the delivery times.
ROYAL MAIL STRIKES
We're aware many of you are concerned about receiving your orders during the Royal Mail strike.
While we will continue to support Royal Mail, we will be using alternative shipping methods for the duration of the strike in the hope that it won't cause any delays to your orders.