The Pau Casals rose is named after Pablo Casals, a famous Spanish cellist. It is a hybrid tea rose from Meilland, a family-owned rose growing business founded around 1850 and based in France. The flowers are white with light yellow shades and occasionally a hint of pale pink on the edges of the petals. There are 26 to 40 petals. It has a sweet fragrance with a fruity note of peach and apricot.
In India and Pakistan the edible buds from the tree, called kachnar, are collected and used in many different recipes such as kachnar curry, or eaten as a stir-fry vegetable, or used to make achaar or pickles.