CULTIVAR: L. angustifolia ‘Opal Rain’
GROWER: Barn Owl Nursery, Wilsonville, Oregon
FRAGRANCE: The undisturbed buds throw a mild lavender aroma with a dry woody tone. When ground, a bright, clear, “sweet and sour” lavender scent is released, with floral and slightly green notes. One can also pick-up on a mildly acidic taste impression. In extracts, the distinct lavender core is accompanied by a slight mushroom-like earthiness and minimal bitterness, followed by the development of rich tea tones. Structurally, the buds are well-dried with good retention of form. As these buds are much more difficult than usual to separate from stalks and flower remnants, there is a fair amount of harmless brown chafe. Overall, this is a great bud for both sweet and savory applications whenever bud color and the presence of some benign chafe will make no significant difference to the end-product. Particularly good results can be anticipated for recipes using ground bud.
COLOR: Pale bluish gray.
STATUS: Available for purchase; contact seller directly or use website.
OPTIONS: 0.5 ounce portions.
PRICE: $6 for 0.5 oz (price guarantee expires 3-4-2023)
SELLER: Barn Owl Nursery