Herbs Borage Borage

Borage

Seed

Product ID: 912

Edible flower with mild cucumber flavor.

Large plants bear hundreds of small edible flowers, mostly blue and some pink. Long harvest period. Borage flowers attract bees and butterflies. Organic seed is also available.

•Edible Flowers: Add the flowers to salads or use to garnish cold drinks and desserts. Freeze as ice cubes. Mild cucumber flavor.

Avg. 1,400 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.

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Packet

$3.95
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1 Ounce

$7.60
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1/4 Pound

$16.00
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1 Pound

$44.45
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Additional Information

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days.

SOWING: Direct seed (recommended): Sow seeds as soon as the soil has warmed in the spring. Plant 1/4- 1/2" deep, 3 seeds per foot in rows that are 24" apart. Thin to 12" spacing for individual plants.
Transplant: Starting borage for transplanting is possible, but not recommended, as it develops a taproot and is somewhat difficult to transplant.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS:
Grows well in average soil and will perform well even in poor soils.

PLANT HEIGHT: 18-30".

PLANT SPACING: 12".

HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.

HARVEST: Harvest borage as it begins to flower. Dry flowers quickly under moderate heat with good air circulation.

Note: Borage readily self-sows.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Borago officinalis
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
50 - 60 Days
Life Cycle
Plants are either Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grows year after year), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Edible Flowers Edible Flowers
Variety's Flowers may be consumed.
Edible Flowers