How to Dehydrate Flowers
While we sell many more types of edible flowers, here are the results for dehydrating the specific varieties we’ve tested:
Lay the flowers out on the trays in single layers.
In our experience thinner flowers take 4-8 hours to dry while thicker varieties (rose buds, etc) can take 1-2 days.
Dried flowers are quite fragile – so be gentle with them.
Flavor/Texture Results of Dehydrating By Variety
People often ask us if there’s some way they can save leftover edible flowers. Unfortunately most varieties don’t freeze well (read Can I freeze edible flowers? for details). However, we’ve discovered that many larger flowers can be dehydrated while maintaining a certain amount of their visual charm.
Chive Blossoms – We don’t recommend drying chive blossoms because they really lose the look and flavor that made them special. Once dried they have a very oniony flavor – much more harsh than fresh blossoms. Their texture was crisp but a little scratchy. They could probably be ground.