Five Unusual Uses for Apple Blossom

Apple blossom

Apple blossom is one of the most beautiful sights of the spring. But did you know that you can also make use of apple blossom in a range of different ways. In small quantities, apple blossom is edible, and has been used throughout history in a range of different herbal remedies. It is also used to make perfumes, and can be lovely when used to decorate inside your home. While you will want to leave most of the blossom on your apple trees in order to enjoy a bountiful yield of apples later in the year, you should consider harvesting a little now in order to make the most of all of the yields your apple tree can provide.

herbal teaApple Blossom Herbal Tea

A tea made from dried Apple blossoms may be consumed as a stress reliever, digestion aid or to clear complexion. It is said to have a number of different applications in herbal remedies when steeped in water.

Apple Blossom Jelly

Apple blossom tea can also be combined with sugar and pectin and made into a jam or jelly. This jelly has a delicate taste with hints of honey, or honeysuckle and a mild, floral fragrance.

Apple Blossom as a Garnish for Salads

Apple blossoms can also be used as a garnish for salads, or to top other dishes. The blossoms have a delicate and elegant

Apple blossom

appearance and their sweet flavour is an excellent complement for a range of fruits.

Apple Blossom to Make Perfume

Apple blossom has a fresh and floral scent that makes it an ideal component in perfumery. It is not dissimilar to lily of the valley, with which it pairs well. Apple blossom also blends well with other traditional perfume fragrances, including rose, jasmine, sandalwood and vanilla.

Apple blossom bowlApple Blossom to Decorate Your Home

Apple blossom season is short lived. You can make sure that you make the most of it by gathering some apple blossom and using it in poesies or garlands that can be used to decorate your home and bring the spring inside.

If you have an apple tree, it is worthwhile considering making use of some of the apple blossom, as well as anticipating a great fruit harvest later in the year. Whether you have a sweet dessert apple variety, a cooking apple or crab apple tree in your garden, it can offer great value, both as a yielding tree and for aesthetics throughout much of the year.