White Mum MicroFlowers™
Inventory, 4 oz : 3.00
This item was last sold on : 03/18/18
White Mum MicroFlowers™ are the edible petite, round, white colored blooms of the micro chrysanthemum plant. The small flowers consist of several delicate petals that encircle a yellow and green center. White Mum MicroFlowers™ can range in size from 1.5 to 3 centimeters and connects to a small green stem. They have a floral aroma with hints of mint but an overall bitter flavor making them less ideal for consumption.
White Mum MicroFlowers™ are available year-round with a peak season in the fall months.
White Mum MicroFlowers™ are a petite version of the White Mum or Chrysanthemum flower and a member of the Asteraceae (aster) or daisy family. They are the official flower of the city of Chicago and also the birth month flower for November. The name Chrysanthemum comes from the Greek word for gold (chryos) and for flower (anthemon).
White Mum MicroFlowers™ are perfect for use in fresh preparations. Use to decorate cakes, tarts and delicate pastries. Add to green, grain and fruit salads or float atop cold soups. Use as an edible garnish on frittatas and quiche or add to brine when making pickled vegetables.
Japan celebrates the Mum flower annually on September 6th at the Festival of Happiness otherwise known as National Chrysanthemum Day.
Native to China, Mums date back to 500 B.C. From there they spread to Japan where they were highly honored and used as the Emperors crest and also named national flower in 910 A.D. The Mum was first introduced to Europe in the 17th century, conversely to their revered status in Japan in many parts of Europe Mum flowers were seen as a symbol of death and commonly used in funerals. The Mum made its way to the United States in the early 1900’s. They thrive in full sun, with moist and well-drained soils.
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