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.
•Edible Flowers: Add the flowers to salads or use to garnish cold drinks and desserts. Freeze as ice cubes. Mild cucumber flavor.
USDA Certified Organic. Avg. 1,450 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.
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.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Borage officinalis