Edible rose with a fresh lemon / lemongrass taste
Colour: Light yellow
Flower Type: Double
Rose Type: Shrub
Height: 70-80 cm
Very strong medium-sized shrub, healthy and resilient. Its large creamy yellow flowers are borne singly or in open clusters, very attractive in appearance, suitable as vase flower. It blooms continuously throughout the season and is very attractive to butterflies and bees. Plant it in the back of the border where its lovely yellow colour will give a good background for smaller roses of vivid colours or medium-sized perennials.
FLOWER DIAMETER: 7 cm
AVERAGE NUMBER OF PETALS: 51
FRAGRANCE & TASTE: Refreshing citrus and lemongrass taste
HARVEST TIME: Half to fully open flowers, best in the early morning
BEST KITCHEN USE: Salads, Mediterranean cuisine, confectionery and drinks
Due to its strong citrus fragrance and aroma, it makes a colourful addition to meals where you would normally use lemongrass or balm, since the taste is similar but with much smoother texture and more joyful in colour. Nadia, a famous 24Kitchen chef, recommend it for use in Arab-Mediterranean cuisine where its aroma stands out the best. You can also use it in stews or in meat dishes where it goes along well with beef and pork. Garnish fish or seafood with petals of this variety for it will not only give it an interesting appeal but also add a desirable citrus taste. You can also use it in confectioneries such as rose petals preserve or to decorate cakes.
Would you like to try it in the kitchen? Try this recipe!