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Dahlia Flowers


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This item was last sold on : 02/08/19
     
 

Description/Taste


Dahlia flowers come in varying shades of white, yellow, orange, red, pink and purple depending on its variety. Blooms also vary in size depending on the variety and can range from 5 centimeters to 30 centimeters in diameter. Numerous delicate petals encircle a central yellow core known as the capitulum or floral head. Dahlia flowers may have a floral sweet pea scent though most are scentless. Its flavor is very mild and grassy with hints of water chestnut, asparagus, and a slight bitterness.

Seasons/Availability


Dahlia flower season begins in early spring and continues through summer into early fall.

Current Facts


Dahlias belong to the Asteraceae (Aster) family along with daisies and sunflowers. There are over 20,000 different species within the Aster family, it is the second largest family of flowering plants next to the orchid (Orchidaceae) family. The national flower of Mexico, Dahlias today have become one of the most popular competition flowers amongst competitive growers.

Applications


Dahlia's are most commonly used for decorative purposes on cakes, tarts and pastries. Serve alongside cheese or desserts as a garnish. Remove the petals of the Dahlia and add them to grain or green salads to add a pop of color.

Geography/History


Dahlias are native to Mexico where they have been grown for centuries. From there they made their way to Spain via conquistadors who sent seeds of the flower to Madrid along with other seeds of plants and vegetables they had found growing during their explorations. The Dahlia was given its name by botanist and director of the Royal Gardens of Madrid Antonio José Cavanilles, who named the flower after another botanist, Andres Dahl. Dahlias soon spread across Europe and from Mexico to the United States during which time they became an immensely popular garden flower worldwide.


Recipe Ideas


Recipes that include Dahlia Flowers. One is easiest, three is harder.
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