High Quality All Red Persian Saffron with Traditional Metal Package
Net Weight: 1 gram, €2.80
1 KG, €1999,00
Saffron Type: II (Khorasan)
Order from 200 gram
Origin Iran, Khorasan
Deliver, from Spain, Dubai, Afghanistan
Saffron Crocus Plant.
Information for growers:
Please contact for information about the flowers
Size 7/8 gives 1 flowers
Size 8/9 gives 2 flowers
Size 9/10 gives 3 flowers
Crocuses are originally from the mountains around the Mediterranean where they grow wild. These crocuses are brought to the Netherlands, where breeders have developed new species. Crocuses are particularly suitable for naturalizing (so you do not have to buy every year new / plant). Every year grows on the old bulb new and the old bulb decays. After some years, the crocuses will therefore be on top of the ground. You can then re-plant and the the cycle start over again. The wild crocuses bloom earlier than the new planting and give your garden so even earlier color.
These hardy bulbs sent from mid September to mid December.
Number of bulbs in box4000
0-4000 € 0,023
4001-20000 € 0,021
>20000 € 0,020
Saffron is technically a spice, made from the dried stigmas of the crocus flower (Crocus sativus). Saffron crocus is acorm, and a member of the family Iridaceae. Likely first domesticated from the wild version Crocus cartwrightianus in the Late Bronze Age Aegean (Minoanperiod, ca 1900-1600 BC) (although there is some debate), saffron had and has a variety of uses.
Saffron is a powerful pigment, able to dye liquid, skin, hair and cloth a rich yellow color (even red saffron is yellow in solution) up to 150,000 times its own weight: the chemical producing the vivid yellow is called crocetin. Saffron is added for its flavor and aroma to many traditional Mediterranean and Asian dishes. It is also a medicine, and has been used as a pain-reliever in many societies around the world. The active chemical for pain-killing in saffron is isophorone, which is currently undergoing tests for treatment in a wide range of diseases. In all these uses, a little bit goes a long way, and a good thing, too: current retail prices are approximately US$10 (~8 Euros) per gram (or US$10,000 per kilogram, or two pounds).