Growing and Harvesting Saffron Crocus Sativus

Growing and Harvesting Saffron Crocus Sativus

Growing and Harvesting Saffron Crocus Sativus : Saffron is a delicious and colorful seasoning that is used in breads, desserts, and main dishes in many parts of the world, especially in Iran. Without it, an Indian curry or Spanish paella just wouldn’t be the same.

Growing and Harvesting Saffron Crocus Sativus
Growing and Harvesting Saffron Crocus Sativus

The bright red-orange threads you get when you buy saffron are actually the stigmas, or female portion, of the Saffron Crocus flowers. It takes hundreds of flowers to produce a commercially useful amount, which explains why saffron is so expensive.

Growing and Harvesting Saffron Crocus Sativus
Growing and Harvesting Saffron Crocus Sativus

For the home gardener, however, two dozen Saffron Crocus will supply enough of the precious spice in the first year for a few memorable dishes. Then, with each successive year, the corms will multiply, the size of the planting will increase, and you’ll be able to harvest more of the spicy stigmas.

After 4 to 6 years, you should divide and replant the corms. Division prevents overcrowding, which can lead to a decrease in flowering.

All Type Of Saffron

  • Bunch Saffron

    Bunch Saffron has different names, such as Dasteh Saffron or Dokhtar Pich Saffron (Dochtar Pitsch Saffron, or Dokhtar Saffron).  Dasteh Saffron is the complete stigma (filament) of saffron in bundles. In other words, it contains the stigma with the whole…

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