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Nasturtiums (Botanical name: Tropaeolum majus)
An edible plant that produces round, shield shaped leaves
and bright yellow, red or orange flowers.
Although its flowers are most commonly consumed, the leaves are also edible. The peppery flavour pairs well with tomatoes and fish. High in Vitamin C, add flowers and leaves to salads or blend leaves with oil, pine nuts and cheese to make an alternative pesto. The young, green seed pods can be pickled and used as an alternative to capers. Do not use any chemicals when growing for consumption.
Image: Recipe using nasturtiums from The Garden Chef book by Phaidon
In the garden
Image: John Zabawa
Our nasturtium seed packets are made with longevity and versatility in mind, so the packet can be kept after sowing the seeds for you to enjoy the artwork as a miniature print. Each packet contains approximately 40 seeds of the Jewel variety and come from an Organic Certified and Defra Registered Supplier in the UK.