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Saffron Bulbs

Our Price: $40.19
(Minimum order):  2


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Saffron Bulbs

1 Bulb/pack!
Saffron, used by Gourmet Chefs in many dishes, is the spice derived from the flower of the Crocus sativus or saffron crocus plant. Saffron, native to Southwest Asia, has long been among the world's most expensive spices by weight! It takes 150,000 orange-red stigmas of the flowers of the saffron crocus to make two pounds of saffron spice.

The domesticated saffron crocus or Crocus sativus, is fall flowering perennial plant unknown in the wild. It is often mistaken for the more plentiful common autumn crocus, Colchicum autumnale, which is also known as "meadow saffron" or "naked lady", causing deaths due to mistaken identity! This perennial plant is beautiful and fun to grow at home or for restaurant use. The lovely lavender blossoms in fall are an added bonus to your garden. Planted this fall, it will bears lovely lavender flowers for your enjoyment NEXT fall. Five or six plants will produce enough spice for one large recipe.

**Note: Only available from September - October, or up until inventory is depleted.

Planting Instructions: Unpack and plant immediately. Plant bulbs 4 - 6" deep and 6" apart in a location of the garden sheltered from the wind.

Soil Facts: Requires a well prepared soil. Add sand and compost as needed if soil is heavy and lacking organic matter. Use general purpose fertilizer when preparing soil. Mulch well the first winter. Clean straw and dead leaves can be used as mulch. In zones 5 or colder, plant in pots and bury them in the garden. Before winter arrives and the first freeze, remove pots from garden and place in cellar, so it is protected from freezing temperatures.

Harvesting: The stigmas of the flowers are used for the saffron spice. The stigmas are the three bright orange appendages attached to the center of the flower. You need to dry the stigmas in an airy spot away from direct sunlight. When the stigmas crumble easily when crushed, they are adequately dried for storage. Store in cool dark place in airtight containers.

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Additional Details
  • Sun: Sun
  • Zones:
  • Usage: Landscape, Spice
  • Flower height: 6"-8"
  • Flowering months: Sept-November
  • Plant month: Sept.-Dec.
  • Plant season: Fall Planting
  • Type: Bulb
*Ships in Fall*


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