Saffron Exotic Bulbs - Crocus Sativus

Regular price R210.00 Sale price R105.00 Save 50%

57 in stock

 

Saffron bulbs are available now for immediate shipment. Stocks are limited so please get your order in soonest to avoid disappointment.

Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of the saffron crocus (Crocus sativus). Crocus is a genus in the family Iridaceae. A crocus sativus flower bears three stigmas, each the distal end of a carpel. Together with the styles stalks that connect the stigmas to their host plant the dried stigmas are used in cooking as a seasoning and colouring agent. Saffron, long the world's most expensive spice by weight, is native to Southwest Asia. Saffron's bitter taste and iodoform- or hay-like fragrance result from the chemicals picrocrocin and safranal. Saffron also contains a carotenoid dye, crocin, which imparts a rich golden-yellow hue to dishes and textiles.

Bulbs are a minimum size of 10mm each.

Please email seeds@seedsforafrica.co.za for quantities in excess of 100 bulbs and we will do our best to accommodate your order.

For further information, please visit our Saffron Page.