For someone who has never tried eating flowers it may sound unappealing, but once you have tasted the subtle flavors you will be hooked. Of course not all flowers can be eaten and some are more appetizing than others, but this list will form a good introduction. This comes from an article by Pamela T. Hubbard which I found on the Penn State Extension website.

Recently, a young friend reverently touched a nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) in my herb garden saying, ?I love the taste of these flowers.? I told her that I do, too. If you?ve never experienced nasturtium?s peppery, zesty flavor you should try it.
Johnnie jump ups by Pamela T. Hubbard

Johnnie jump ups by Pamela T. Hubbard

Since ancient times the Romans as well as Chinese, Middle Eastern and Indian cultures used edible flowers in culinary dishes to add color, texture, scent and flavor. Many edible flowers are high in essential nutrients such as vitamin C and/or A. In this article I discuss flavors and uses of edible flowers that are easy to grow in Pennsylvania and important precautions to take when choosing, harvesting, storing and preparing them.

Go to the next page to see the list of easy to grow edible flowers.