Saffron Bulbs 1/bulb


Crocus sativus. Perennial. Plant produces saffron is the world's most expensive spice. It takes 150,000 orange-red stigmas of the flowers are used to make two pounds of the spice. Used by Gourmet Chefs in many dishes. You don't need to purchase this expensive spice again! Grow your own plants in for home use or for restaurant use. The lovely lavender blossoms in fall are an added bonus to your garden. Planted in the fall, it bears lovely lavender flowers the following autumn. Five or six plants will produce enough spice for one recipe. 1/bulb

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

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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.

Tips: Use Herbs Alive and RootBlast for larger plants and higher yields.

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