Saturday

Plant Your Own Saffron Spice

Photo of Saffron ThreadsGrowing your own saffron (Crocus Sativus) is easier than you think and can add some spicy and refined taste to your dishes. Pound for pound, saffron is the most expensive spice in the world.

Don't confuse it with Indian saffron, an inexpensive substitute, the red threads and distinctive yellow saffron flavoring you can extract from them is a subtle and unique flavor that you'll develop a taste for quickly . . . if you haven't already.

I wrote some growing instructions and a blog entry last season you might want to take a look at. Saffron comes from a variety of crocus plant. It isn't an early season crocus, but a mid to late summer variety.

In a few weeks, you should be getting some saffron crocus bulbs together. Once you have a few plants in your garden, they'll start to spread out nicely. Within three years, you'll have plenty of saffron for yourself and probably a little extra to give away.

Saffron Blog Entry (With Saffron Flower Photo)
Saffron Article

The photo of saffron threads above was taken by Ranier Zenz and is in the public domain. If you would like more information about it or the photographer, please visit: Saffron Threads

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