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A white-flowering variety of borage that is used in the same way as the blue-flowering one. It doesn't grow as tall as the blue, but is just as easy to grow and a nice flower in the flowerbed.

The flowers have a cucumber-like taste and are picked young for salads, tea and more. They can also be candied to decorate desserts and pastries. Some make tea from both flowers and leaves. However, we would like to inform you that the leaves contain small amounts of liver-toxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids.

Cucumber thrives best in full sun in well-drained soil. It often reseeds itself. 

One portion contains about 30 seeds.


Product number:K307
Scientific name:Borago officinalis
Botanic family:The Borage Family - Boraginaceae
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
Sowing time:April–June
Sowing depth:1-2 cm
Germination time:10 days
Plant spacing:30-40 cm
Row spacing:50 cm
Height:50 cm
Plant location:Sun
Seeds/g:53 seeds
Heirloom variety:No

Cultivation advice


Sow directly or pre-cultivate! It easily self-sows. 


Keep 30-40 cm between the plants.


Leaves and stems have a cucumber-like flavour. They should be picked young for salads, tea etc. The flowers can decorate salads or be candied for desserts and pastries.


1 g contains about 53 seeds.
A portion contains about 30 seeds.