With such a variety of colours, flavours, shapes and textures, it’s no wonder Edible Flowers are so popular in the culinary industry. From meal garnishes to wedding cake decorations, they are so versatile and add a pop of colour and personality to any dish. Here at Westlands UK, we pride ourselves on growing quality Edible Flowers, using sustainable methods.
We’ve been growing for many years, but if you’re new around here (hi!), you may have some questions about these delicious blooms. So, we have collated the most frequently asked questions about our Edible Flowers in this blog post.
Of course, if you have any other queries at all, don’t hesitate to get in touch on 01386 41436.
How many flowers come in a punnet?
The number of flowers in each punnet will differ depending on the flower size. We’ve rounded up the average flower count per punnet in the table below:
Can I choose which flowers and colours to have in my punnet?
We can’t guarantee that you’ll be able to request specific flowers and colours as it will depend on the current availability. However, if you follow up your order with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org we will try our best to accommodate.
How do I store my Edible Flowers?
We recommend storing them in an airtight container, with a piece of kitchen roll delicately placed inside to soak up any moisture. If they begin to wilt, you could try reviving them by placing them in ice water for about 10 minutes. If you do this, be sure to dry the flowers delicately and consume them straight away. You can read more about storing edible flowers here.
What’s the shelf life?
Edible Flowers will last 4-7 days when stored correctly in the fridge. 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.
I have an event this weekend – when should I place my order?
We offer express delivery on all orders placed before 11am Monday – Thursday. Express delivery ensures your order arrives within 1-2 days. If you have an event at the weekend that you need Edible Flowers for, we recommend ordering before 11 am on a Wednesday.
Are the punnets recyclable?
Yes! Our standard punnets are made from RPET material which is made from 100% recycled content – the most environmentally friendly and widely recycled material type in the UK. This material is 100% food safe and can be recycled after usage.
Where are the flowers grown?
We grow all of our produce here in the Vale of Evesham, UK. Our Edible Flowers are housed in our glasshouses, protected from the British weather while making the most of natural light.
Again, if you have any other questions, just get in touch with our team on 01386 41436.