Rose
'Renée van Wegberg'™

Rosa
'Decoration'™

Rosa
'Eveline Wild'™

Rosa
'Mystic'™

Rosa
'Nadia Zerouali'™

Rosa
'Pear'™

Rosa
'Raspberry'™

Rosa
'Theo Clevers'™

Culinary Roses

Taste of love means invoking tradition, going back through time to experience ancient traditions of preparing rose water. It means re-discovering rituals of food preparation where food for soul and body come together. It captures imagination and brings the art of plate decoration to a whole new level with playful and colourful rose petals.

Breed and created by company Pheno Geno Roses, each of these roses were carefully selected and tested to provide the best possible taste and texture. Floriferous and suitable for growing in organic conditions, they provide abundant of delicious and delicate flowers to use and enjoy in your garden, balcony and kitchen.

Recipes

LIME YOGURT CAKE

LIME YOGURT CAKE

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a 22 cm baking tin and put baking paper on the bottom of it. Strain flour with baking powder and salt in a bowl. Add ground almonds and granulated sugar and

Meatballs with  rose petals

Meatballs with rose petals

Mix the beef and minced lamb with eggs, garlic, onion and finely chopped ginger.

FRAGRANT ROSE BONBONS

FRAGRANT ROSE BONBONS

Briefly boil the sugar, citric acid, strawberry puree and honey.

Moroccan carrot soup

Moroccan carrot soup

Heat olive oil in a high pan and cook onion, garlic, ginger and red chilli pepper gently.

Rose water

Rose water

The best rose water is the one that has been distilled, but this is not an easy thing to do by yourself.

Rosa ‘Eveline Wild’ ™

Rosa ‘Eveline Wild’™ is a medium sized shrub with somewhat nodding branches due to large terminal clusters with plenty of flowers. It is quite suitable for middle of the border next to medium-sized perennials, but due to its compact size, it can also be grown in lager pots on balconies. It mixes well with medium-sized perennials as well as other roses of light colours. Very healthy and trouble free rose.

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Sweet fruity and flowery fragrance of this rose are exactly what your sweet treats have been missing. Its petals have a silky texture and pleasant sweet flavour of honey and apricots. It is perfect for confectionery but also goes well in fruit or light summer salads and it is also colourful addition to different kind of beverages. Named after the famous Austrian confectioner, we recommend to try it in a combination with chocolate – a recipe Eveline developed herself. Since rose petals contain most of the aromatic compounds and essential oils in the early morning when the sun is still not too high on the horizon, our suggestion is to harvest your roses then, as they will have most intensive flavour at that time.

QUICK FACTS

Just like a different variety of fruit, e.g. apples, have different aromas, so does roses. Did you know their taste can range from sweet to citrus and depending on your cooking preferences they can be used for confectioneries and gourmand meals alike?

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Best time for harvesting rose flowers is early in the morning as that is when the concentration of aromatic and nutritional compounds is at its peak.

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If flowers are not to be used immediately after harvesting, they should be kept in the plastic container in the refrigerator.

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Even though stamens of roses are also edible, and they contribute to the overall aroma, people with pollen allergies should avoid them and use petals only. Rosa 'Theo Clevers'™ is perfect for those that do not like to deal with the little golden beads, as it has no stamens!

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Delicate nature of rose petals does not allow hard washing under splashing water, so growing your roses in organic conditions is the best way to go. Shake each flower to get rid of small insects if there are any, gently rinse under running cold water and your flowers are ready for use.

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White part at the base of rose petals can sometimes be a bit bitter, so if you want to reach maximum flavour from your roses, removing the basal part can be a good idea.

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Easiest way to enjoy rose petal flavour all year round is to preserve their essence by making rose water or rose syrup (recipes are available on our website) or dry them and store in an airtight container.

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With its nutritional value roses can match and even outperform most of common fruits and vegetables. High concentrations of vitamin C and antioxidants ensure not just delicious and exotic, but also a healthy meal.

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