Michelin-starred chefs such as Heston Blumenthal are already fans of the highly unusual line of special flavoured cresses, micro-vegetables and edible flowers from Dutch company Koppert Cress - which even includes miniature insect-catching pitcher plants used as drinking glasses, or Venus Vases.
The group offers more than 18 special cresses from around the world, with exotic flavours such as limon, roasted beechnut, borage and sweet anis and - new for the autumn - the red-stemmed, radish-flavoured Chilli Cress. Other new season additions include Dushi - meaning honey - Buttons, which are sweet, aromatic flowers with a hint of mint and thyme, and Karma Orchids from Thailand, now sold in boxes of 50 as well as 100.
To make its most popular items more accessible, Koppert Cress is introducing new assortments of single units. First up is the Celebration Mix, which combines flavours for the coming festive season such as Hebridean Oyster Leaves, Karma, Apple Blossom and Shiso Purple Leaves.
To buy it, callKoppert Cress BV00 31 174 24 28 19