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Thursday 3 October 2013


The orange blossom is the fragrant flower of the Citrus sinensis (orange tree). It is used in perfume making, has been written about as an aphrodisiac and is the state flower of US state, Florida. It is photographed in our garden, here, where it is currently in bloom.

It is traditionally associated with good fortune and has been popular in bridal bouquets and head wreaths for weddings. Orange blossom essence is an important component in the making of perfume. The petals of orange blossom can also be made into a delicately citrus-scented version of rosewater; orange blossom water (aka orange flower water), a common part of both French cuisine and Middle Eastern cuisine (most often as an ingredient in desserts and baked goods).

In the United States, orange flower water is used to make orange blossom scones and marshmallows. Orange blossom honey (citrus honey) is produced by putting beehives in the citrus groves during blooming period. This also pollinates seeded citrus varieties. Orange blossom honey is highly prized and tastes much like the fruit.

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  1. Love any white flower - thanks for sharing all the uses of it! Oh yeah, the USA couldn't do without marshmellows:)

  2. lovely Nic; the orange blossoms have such a fantastic aroma too

  3. It's been a long time since I last saw orange blossom. Almost forgot what it looked like. It's almost like a mini version of a passion flower. Lovely photo. (I notice you have represented all the rain Melbourne has had lately.)

  4. I can smell the scent from here.

  5. Oh, I love orange blossoms. I was lucky enough to experience the scent from a grove of orange trees. Heavenly.

  6. Hello,
    so beautiful, and the aroma was amazing!
    Wish you a nice weekend

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  7. I think it is really beautiful :)
    and do mot miss.....


    it is FUN :)
    HÃ¥kan ( The Roseman)