Crocus sativus, Kesar, Saffron – Bulbs

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You can grow saffron crocus bulbs in your garden and harvest your own saffron.

The pack contains saffron Crocus, Kesar, Zaafraan – 5 bulbs

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Description

Saffron plants are a bulbous, perennial with globular corms, having 15 to 20 cm plant height. Kesar is the name given to the fragrant stigmata found in the Crocus flower. It is a regal spice of matchless aroma and the most costly in the world. It is used mainly for its yellow color. Saffron has a pleasant aroma and an essential oil crocin.

Common name: Kesar, Zaafraan, Saffron

Flower colors: Purple

Bloom time: Autumn

Height: Up to 20 cm

Difficulty: Easy to grow

Planting and care

Corms should be planted at 10 to 12 cm deep; maintaining 10 to 12 cm spacing between two bulbs. This bulb requires loose and porous potting soil. The saffron crop requires a little water. Avoid over watering, it may cause the root rot.

Sunlight: Full sunlight

Soil: Sandy Loam Soil

Water: Moderately

Temperature: 20 to 30 degree C

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer.

Caring for Crocus Sativus

  1. Watering should be done early in the morning if the soil feels dry to touch.
  2. Avoid over watering and water logging condition.
  3. Apply organic fertilizer in autumn season and immediately after flowering.

Harvesting

Harvest the full bloomed flower early in the morning. After harvesting the flower, extract the orange-red stigma from the flower.

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