All Products

Northwestern Fireweed Gourmet Varietal Honey

Clear
Description

In the shadowy volcanic peaks of Oregon’s Mount Hood and Washington’s Mount Rainier, beautiful masses of fireweed bloom from late June well into the first frosts. The striking reddish-purple flowers cover the verdant western hillsides of the Cascade Mountains. The name Fireweed derives from a peculiar characteristic of the plant. After a forest has been burned or cut, the sun can shine onto the once-shadowed earth. The first plant to bloom is the tall spike of Fireweed, visual evidence of the forest’s tenacity and rebirth. Within two years, carpets of magenta Fireweed will take over. In time, as the new forest begins to grow, the Fireweed recedes.

Crisp with a subtle spiciness, our Fireweed Varietal Honey is prized for its light color and sublime flavor. Zingerman’s, a well-known specialty food business in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in its “Guide to Good Eating, praises our Fireweed honey for its “elegant flavor and delicate notes…a satiny texture and surprisingly fruity flavor.”

Due to the environmental factors around the production of Fireweed Honey, Z Specialty Food was out of stock of this fan favorite for seven years…until now. Get it while it lasts; this is not a honey we can expect to have in stock forever.

Additional information
Size & Quantity

24oz Honey / 1, 3oz Honey / 1, 9oz Honey / 1, 1 Gallon (12lb) Honey, 5 Gallon (60lb) Honey