Rosemary Cultivars for Spring
Garden Sage Debra Knapke shared her favorite carrot cultivars with us for the spring issue. See below for her recommendations for rosemary cultivars to pair with Sarah Lagrotteria’s recipe for Carrots in an Orange Honey Rosemary Glaze. Debra also shares some gardening tips, if you decide to dig in and plant carrots this spring.
ROSEMARY CULTIVARS FOR SPRING
Arp–leaves have a sharp bite with classic rosemary, piney flavor, Arp is your best bet for overwintering rosemary outside; will tolerate zero-degree temperatures if protected from winter winds.
Barbecue–one of my favorites for flavor, the cultivar name refers to the very sturdy, upright branches that can be used as skewers.
Tuscan Blue–very piney smell and flavor, large light blue flowers bloom in the late spring to early summer and late fall to early winter.
Gorizia–a gentler rosemary flavor for those who prefer less.