Saffron corms for 2023

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Description

We will be booking saffron corms for 2023 planting. Reserve yours now by placing an order at nil value (R0) for February 2023 delivery (planting takes place between mid-February and late March). Once prices are confirmed, we’ll send you a quote. 

Our corms are Class 1, measure 9 to 10 cm in circumference, and are expected to produce an average of 1 to 2 flowers per corm in the first year after planting.

‘Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of the saffron crocus (Crocus sativus). Crocus is a genus in the family Iridaceae. A crocus sativus flower bears three stigmas, each the distal end of a carpel. Together with the styles stalks that connect the stigmas to their host plant the dried stigmas are used in cooking as a seasoning and colouring agent. Saffron, long the world’s most expensive spice by weight, is native to Southwest Asia. Saffron’s bitter taste and iodoform- or hay-like fragrance result from the chemicals picrocrocin and safranal. Saffron also contains a carotenoid dye, crocin, which imparts a rich golden-yellow hue to dishes and textiles.’ Source: www.foodb.ca

 
 

Additional information

Weight .25 kg
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 10 cm