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    Just had an e-mail from Dobies about saffron bulbs.

    Has anyone ever grown any and is it worth the hassle for such a small harvest?

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    I had a thing through with the magazine I think. I thought it was interesting, but as I've never used saffron in cooking, I don't really know if it's worth all the hooha or not.
    "Orinoco was a fat lazy Womble"

    Please ignore everything I say, I make it up as I go along, not only do I generally not believe what I write, I never remember it either.

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    Yes it is, but not sure that a tenner for 35 bulbs is going to produce enough saffron. I could buy it ready dried, cheaper.

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    I got really excited then OH pointed out to me that you needed to pick the stamens with tweezers and the reason why it was so expensive was that you won't be able to harvest that much from a small amount of plants.

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    I think it's 3420 flowers to make one ounce of saffron, that's alot of tweezer activity.
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    They look nice anyway

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