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Saffron. Who has grown and what were your results?


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  • #16
    I am a bit worried that some folks may confuse saffron crocus with one of the many varieties of ordinary crocus - which I understand are poisonous.

    I tried a pot of saffron crocus but sadly neglected them too much and they vanished.
    Whooops - now what are the dogs getting up to?


    • #17
      Mine is starting to flower. I got 60 bulbs from Suttons. Half are in the ground, and half in tubs to see whether that makes any difference - and because I have oca where the rest of the saffron would otherwise go. Looking forward to cooking with it once the stamens are all collected and dried.

      It also looks like I will get more than one flower per bulb as they are sending up several of the little spikes which turn into leaves etc. The only bind is getting to the plot in time (before the flower goes over) now the days are shorter.

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