In the shadowy volcanic peaks of Mount Hood and Mount Rainier, beautiful masses of Fireweed bloom from late June through the first frosts. The striking red-purple flowers cover the verdant Western hillsides of the Cascade Mountains.
The name Fireweed derives from a peculiar characteristic of the plant. After a wood has been burned or cut, the sun can shine onto the once shadowed earth. The first plant to flower is the tall spike of Fireweed, visual evidence of the forest’s rebirth. Within two years, carpets of magenta Fireweed have taken over. In time, as new forest begins to grow, the Fireweed flower receeds.
Fireweed honey is prized for its light color and sublime flavor. The Gourmet Honey Collection™ invites you to experience this magnificent taste of Northwest America!
TV Chef personality, Graham Kerr, prefers Fireweed above all other honeys.
Zingerman’s “Guide to Good Eating’ says Fireweed is “known as the ‘champagne of honeys’ for its elegant flavor and delicate nose. . . a satiny texture and a surprisingly fruity flavor!”
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The Gourmet Honey Collection showcases the finest in natural honey from across the United States.
Pure honey, like ours, may crystallize in time. Many honey connoisseurs select this creamy form because it is so easy to spread. Crystallized honey may be returned to a liquid state by placing the jar in hot (not boiling!) water. Honey can also be microwaved carefully at medium heat until liquid.