It's so pretty. If only it had a better name. (This is rape, for rapeseed oil. Cunningly rebranded in Canada as canola, but we're not in Canada.)
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  • woollythinkerIt's so pretty. If only it had a better name. (This is rape, for rapeseed oil. Cunningly rebranded in Canada as canola, but we're not in Canada.)

  • juniper_gingerYes, the town in Saskatchewan whose slogan was "the land of rape & honey" finally rebranded last year. Canola was a good move by the marketing board. Always stuns me that it's out in bloom here before it's in the ground back home.
  • woollythinker@juniper_ginger Omg. That's quite the PR dept there.
  • tinuqin@juniper_ginger 😳 wow! I do love honey from rape flowers though 🌼🐝🍯
  • grey_etcI did not know this, hahaha.
  • asselknitsOh man, well since you are in Switzerland you can at least call it Raps.
  • woollythinker@asselknits Good point!
  • woollythinker@tinuqin Never tried that! Ooh.
  • happyelasticI remember being horrified by the name of it when I was young.
  • knitting_placesAlthough I knew that it is called Rape in English I never gave it a second thought... 😂
  • 01soupdragonWhen I moved from city living to East Anglia in the 70s and someone mentioned 'the rape field' I just gawped.
  • knittingsile@juniper_ginger I grew up near there!
  • stitchholderOhhh is that what canola is from?!?
  • woollythinker@stitchholder Yes! Who knew it was so pretty, right?
  • woollythinker@01soupdragon SERIOUSLY.
  • 01soupdragon@woollythinker I had never come across it before and had thought the yellow fields must be mustard. It wasn't grown as much back then. Now it's everywhere.
  • florilegiaMy mum always refers to the flower as "oilseed rape", which mitigates it a bit. No idea if this is standard though.
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