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Saffron Crocus
 
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PRE-ORDER Saffron Crocus (25 Bulbs) (BL205) $17.00

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PRE-ORDER Saffron Crocus (25 Bulbs)

         
 
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FOR PRE-ORDER ONLY (SHIP SEPTEMBER) Talk about a cash crop, the dried stigmas and styles of Crocus sativus are known as one of the most expensive spices by weight; now you can grow your own saffron in your garden. Saffron is revered for its unique flavor that has been described as a slightly metallic honey with hay notes.Saffron has a remarkable history; it is said that Cleopatra liked her bath scented with saffron. (Caution: Only the stamens are edible. The leaves, flowers and bulbs of this plant are poisonous if ingested. Do not take internally.)
 
PRE-ORDER Saffron Crocus (25 Bulbs)
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 2
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0

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Nickname:
Missy Ames
Location:
Reno, NV, United States
Date:
December 6, 2016
          5.0
 
Saffron is So Easy
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Super easy!

What are the cons? Flowers once a year

Review:

I bet you think saffron is difficult to grow because it's so expensive. Right? Stop letting commerce tell you what to think and grow your own saffron, already! It's a desert plant, so it detests overwatering and wants LOTS of full sun. Plant the bulbs in fertile (but not overly fertile) soil. Containers are fine as long as the dirt is good. Water once or twice but that's it. In the fall, harvest flowers when they're open and fragrant underneath afternoon sun. Pinch off blossoms; do not pull up the corm! Pluck out the 3 red stigmas, let them dry, then heat them to about 100-120 degrees (I do it in my oven) and store them at least a month before you use them. If you don't age them, you won't get good flavor. Now, take care of the corms all winter and through the summer, watering only when necessary. Around July, dig them carefully and you'll probably be delighted to see that each corm has divided to two or four! Carefully separate those, replant with appropriate spacing, and repeat.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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33 out of 36 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
sonorangardner
Location:
Phoenix, AZ, United States
Date:
November 22, 2015
          5.0
 
Awesome
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? None

Review:

I got these beginning of October. I planted them by mid-October and they are flowering by the third week of November. They were easy to grow, and most of the bulbs have sprouted. The flowers are beautiful and I am able to harvest saffron threads!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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