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How long do Edible Flowers last?

Our Edible Flowers are so versatile and can be used for a range of dishes, from beautiful cakes and sweet treats to elegant savoury meals and even as garnishes in cocktails.

But have you ever wondered just how long your Edible Flowers will last? If you’re prepping in advance, it’s important to know not only when to order your flowers, but also how to store them and when to use them, to keep them in tip-top condition. In this blog post, we’ll reveal all…

1. Edible Flowers last between 4 to 7 days

How long do edible flowers last

Depending on the variety, your Edible Flowers should last around 4 to 7 days, when stored correctly. Of course, the sooner you use them, the fresher they will be. Just be wary that flowers will soak up moisture. For the freshest looking flowers garnish just before serving.

Some flowers will naturally last longer than others. More robust flowers such as Violas and Marigolds will last much longer than delicate flowers like Borage and Nasturtiums.

Here at Westlands, we grow all of our produce right here in the UK, so that when you order from us, the time between picking the flowers and delivering them to your door is minimal. With next-day delivery from Monday to Thursday when you order before 11 am through our website, you can expect to receive super fresh produce every time.

2. How to store your Edible Flowers

Keep your Edible Flowers inside an airtight container in the fridge. You may start to see some wilting or curling around day 4 or 5. If this does happen, you could try reviving them by placing them in ice water for about 10 minutes. This may help to rehydrate the flower. If you do try this method, dry the flowers off delicately, using kitchen roll, and use immediately.

3. How to preserve your Edible Flowers

how long do edible flowers last

Got some leftover Edible Flowers? Try freezing them in ice cubes and use to brighten up your drink! Our top tip is to fill the ice cube tray halfway with distilled water, place the flower in, then freeze. After an hour or so, fill up the rest of the ice cube tray with water and freeze again. This will ensure that the flowers stay put in the middle of the ice cube.

You can also preserve your Edible Flowers by pressing them. Lay dry flowers face down on a sheet of paper, cover them with another sheet of paper, and place books on top to press them down. It can take up to 12 days for the flowers to completely dry out.

Here at Westlands, we have a collection of unusual and distinctive flowers, created to inspire chefs to push the boundaries of taste and aesthetic appeal. Take a look at our amazing range of Edible Flowers here.

For more information, feel free to get in touch with us on 01386 41436.