How to Grow Purple Crocus for Saffron?

Answer Saffron is a dark orange-red spice available in powdered or threadlike form. The threads are actually the dried stamens, or styles, of the Crocus sativus, or saffron crocus. These are purple and oc... Read More »

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How do i grow saffron crocus bulbs?

PlantingPlant saffron crocus in well-drained soil that has been amended with 2 to 4 inches of compost, peat moss or manure. If the soil contains clay or drains poorly, increase the organic material... Read More »

How do I grow crocus bulbs?

PreparationSelect a sunny spot where the soil is well-drained, and cultivate the soil to a depth of 8 to 10 inches. Dig a hole for each crocus bulb, or corm, and add a small handful of bulb fertili... Read More »

Can you grow saffron inside?

Answer I suppose you could. Saffron comes from a certain flower, the saffron crocus (Crocus sativus), and the little hairs (stigma) in the middle of the flower are saffron threads.

How to Grow Saffron Commercially?

Saffron has a long history as a spice, medicine and dyestuff, dating back thousands of years to the dawn of civilization. It is widely recognized as the world's most expensive spice, though only a ... Read More »