Calendula Erfurter Orangefarbige

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Erfurter Orangefarbige is a variety of calendula bred specifically for its medicinal virtues. Although the whole plant has long been used as a culinary and medicinal herb, the bright orange flowers alone are recommended for kitchen use today, since the leaves are very bitter.

The flowers are mild tasting and slightly sweet, and can be used both in savoury and sweet dishes – the nickname ‘pot marigold’ comes from its popular use in the soup pot.

When dried, its petals, which have been called ‘poor man’s saffron’, can be used to create a natural dye or, funnily enough, in chicken feed to make egg yolks extra vibrant!

  • LATIN NAME
    Calendula officinalis

    NAME
    Calendula

    VARIETY
    Erfurter Orangefarbige

    QUANTITY
    45 seeds

    PLANT SIZE
    Height 30 cm
    Width 30 cm

    CONTAINER SIZE
    Height 25 cm
    Width 25 cm

    COMPANION PLANT
    All vegetables benefit from the presence of calendula – especially tomatoes, radishes and carrots.
  • SOWING
    Indoor Feb-Mar
    Outdoor Apr-June

    TIMING
    Germination 7-15 days
    Harvesting 40-60 days

    SPACING
    When sowing 3-5 cm; Depth 1 cm
    When thinning 3-5 cm

    GROWING
    Sunligth Full sun
    Soil Well-drained, light and moist soil
    Watering Regular, moderate watering
    Feeding Light feeder

    CARING
    Expert tip Calendula is adaptable and does not require a lot of maintenance, making it ideal for container gardens. Just beware, it will also re-seed readily and easily, so keep an eye on it if you don’t want a calendula jungle on your balcony!

    SUPPORTING
    Pollinators
    Attracts bees, butterflies and ladybirds.
    Pests
    Helpful for deterring many insects.
  • HARVESTING
    Choose fresh petals to garnish dishes or for use in healing herbal teas. If you want to store the flowers, wait for the heads to dry up and turn inward. Then, they can be harvested and dried easily.

    EATING
    Medicinal properties There is no better herb for treating irritated skin, minor wounds and super-itchy insect bites.
    How to eat Use fresh or dried petals to flavour and colour soups. Add them to cheeses and butters, or bake them into cakes and breads. Garnish fresh salads or egg-based dishes with the striking flowers. Basically, wherever you need extra taste and colour, Orange Calendula is the answer!


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