Muscari spp. (Hyacinth)
- No culinary experience here as yet, but I'm planning a Hyacinth Feast in the
next 5 years :) I'm in a colder zone of Norway than Geir (min temp. about
-25C and cool summers). My experience so far:
Have tried both M. comosum and M. c. plumosum. M. comosum has overwintered
here, but is getting smaller not bigger. Plumosum seems to have died this
M. botryoides has overwintered OK here and is increasing in size.
M. neglectum ("poisonous" according to PFAF) has also survived and is
(Cornucopia II states "The flowers when sprinkled over pureed rhubarb add a
wonderful scented flavour")
These are the 3 mentioned as edible in PFAF and Cornucopia II. I also have
the standard M. armeniacum (very productive and a bit weedy) as well as M.
Anyone know if the different species' bulbs really do have that different
Stephen, Malvik, Norway