Annual

Borage

NZ $2.95

Description

Starflower. A popular culinary herb in the Middle Ages, it is now grown mostly for its bright blue, edible flowers that have a cucumber like flavour and as an excellent bee plant.  Young leaves can be chopped and added to summer salads, or cooked like spinach.  The flowers may be used as a garnish or floated in summer drinks. Borage contains a substance called gamma linolenic acid (GLA) that studies have shown can kill some cancer cells and inhibit the growth of malignant tumours by restricting blood vessel growth.

Maturity 60 days from direct sowing.

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Borago officinalis

Information

OPTIMUM SOIL TEMP FOR GERMINATION DAYS TO GERMINATION HEIGHT DISTANCE APART TO PLANT SEEDLINGS WHEN TO SOW NUMBER OF SEEDS PER PACKET PREFERRED GROWING METHOD BEST USE
18-24 7-14 60cm-icon 60cm 30cm-icon 30cm 1.2.3 150 Direct Sow-icon Direct Sow Culinary/Medicinal-icon Culinary/Medicinal

KEY to WHEN TO SOW

  1 Early Spring 2 Late Spring &
Early Summer
3 Late Summer &
Early Autumn

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