Discussion in 'Landscape & Cityscape' started by abraxas, Mar 18, 2007.
This is what they look like?
Will they open?
Could this photo be a bit on the dark side... not as in darkside but ... dark?
They open up quite a bit and look considerably different once they do. First they go white, then kind of a steely-green, then white again and into pods. When they turn white, that's the time to eat the blossoms. I like to roast them and add sea salt although they are sort of tasty raw.
I didn't want to go any lighter, the sunlight on the blades/petals kept blowing out. I liked the subtle-deepness of the colors.
This page has a somewhat obscured shot of the next stage-
And the pod stage-
Maybe I'll get out to get some different stage shots today. Had to cancel my camping trip.
How big is this blossom? I get the impression it's rather large. And thanks for including the info on its various colours (and edibility!) once open.
About 9 inches long, maybe 5-6 inches in diameter. Most folks don't eat the blossoms, or know they are edible. I think this is what gives me my 'edge.'
That's one big blossom!!
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