Nasturtium Blue Pepe - seeds for edible flowers
Nasturtium Blue Pepe, a species of nasturtium, is a unique European variety explicitly bred for culinary use. The name derives from its gorgeous steel-blue leaves with purple undersides. The flowers themselves are also edible, and their bright red hue is an attractive highlight for garnishing salads or other dishes. The leaves have a slightly peppery flavor reminiscent of watercress. The flavor becomes spicier as flowers grow in sunnier, hotter weather. The flowers have a less intense flavor than the leaves, but they add a dramatic, colorful touch to any recipe. Nasturtium was first cultivated in Perù and introduced to Europe by the Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century.