Jewel Mix Nasturtium

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Jewel Mix Nasturtium

Tropaeolum majus
(42 days) Bushy variety holds its blooms above the foliage. Early free-flowering blend of orange, yellow, red and gold. Long one of our best-selling flower varieties. Edible flowers with spicy sweet fragrance lend a peppery-sweet taste to salads, with each color adding contrast and subtle variations in flavor. Round leaves also edible. 16". Annual.


5288 Jewel Mix
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A: 4g for $2.75  
B: 16g for $4.75  
C: 64g for $9.95  
D: 432g for $37.00  
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Nasturtium

~6 seeds/g.

Annual. The name literally means ‘twisted nose,’ from the Latin nasus for nose and tortus for twist. Edible flowers with a spicy sweet fragrance lend a peppery-sweet taste to salads, with each color adding contrast and subtle variations in flavor. Round leaves also edible, and seeds can be pickled to make “capers.” Formerly used as a remedy against scurvy.

Culture: Blooms keep coming if cut, needs moisture and cool temperatures for optimal blooming. Intolerant of frost. Germinates in 7–10 days at 65°. Cover the seed. Avoid excess nitrogen, but don’t relegate nasties to the worst soil. Likes full sun. Start indoors or direct seed after last frost.

Flowers

All flowers are open-pollinated except where noted.

Days in parentheses after a variety indicate days to first bloom.

Germination Testing

For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.