Crocus sativus

It is best known for producing the spice saffron from the filaments that grow inside the flower. This fall- blooming Crocus features large, lilac-purple blooms adorned with darker veins and yello. You need all the colour you can get when mornings are shrouded in fog and afternoons end at 4pm. These Crocus Sativus bulbs are treated for optimal saffron production and are shipped directly from Holland.

Crocus sativus , the saffron crocus, was probably introduced here by the Romans. Iridaceae (syn – kesar) comprises the dried red stigma and is widely cultivated in Iran and other countries such as India and Greece.

Saffron contains more than 1volatile and aroma-yielding compounds mainly terpenes, terpene alcohol, and their esters. Grow your own saffron to use in cooking! We rarely think of bulbs as edible, but this showy fall-blooming Crocus is the source of saffron, the quintessential seasoning for paella and other dishes from the Mediterranean and Asia.

The bitter taste and an . Each lilac-purple flower produces three red stigmas, which have been used for flavoring and . One Colchicum bulb will . Not only are these lovely crocuses a source of visual candy in the fall, but you can harvest the spice yourself . Saffron bulbs, Crocus Sativus sustainably or organically grown.

Buy your organic bulbs now! Wholesale to individuals and businesses. Although cultivated since ancient times, the native habitat of this crocus is unknown.

Saffron crocus may have first appeared in Greece as a sterile triploid form that was selected from C. Noteworthy Characteristics: Plants may bloom well the first year, . SVENSK: Saffran, Saffranskrokus. DANSK: Safran, Safran-Krokus. FINSK: Maustesahrami, Sahrami. Fragrant Autumn flowering crocus Sativus.

Has been grown for the expensive spice in Britain since the tudor times. When in flower look for the red ribbons and remove with tweezers. Can be dried and stored in an airtight container for up to two years. You need a lot of Sativus to harvest a significant crop of Saffron.

It is hardy to zone (UK) and is not frost tender. Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, .