I seldom grow Nasturtiums because they are quite sensitive to frost. This year I made an exception.
Got a pack of edible flower seeds from a friend and it had Blue Pepe (Tropaeolum majus ‘Blue Pepe’) seeds. The seeds ended up to a pot and grew well.
Blue Pepe is a variety bred specifically for culinary use. The name is derived from its steel-blue leaves with purplish undersides.
The taste was a complete surprise to me when I ate the first leave today. I would describe it as peppery and I liked it very much.
I am also fond of the way Blue Pepe grows. It stays small and the leaves have nice color. I think this has just become a must have flower for me.