Saffron bulbs are in stock and available to purchase now. Please note that any orders placed between Tuesday 29 December 2020 and Tuesday 5 January 2021 will only be shipped by the week ended on Friday 8 January 2021 as our offices are closed till the first week of January.
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 minimimum size of 10mm each.
Bulbs are not available for shipment outside of South Africa.
For further information, please visit our Saffron Page.
Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear about our latest offers, growing tips and products!