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Saffron Crocus - Crocus Sativas - Culinary Saffron

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Saffron Crocus - Crocus Sativas - Culinary Saffron

Crocus Sativus (Saffron Crocus)

SKU: 34001-10Priced for a pkg. of 10 robust bulbs
Price/pkg: $7.95 

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3-7 10% $7.16
8-11 15% $6.76
12-100 20% $6.36


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Ships from Sept. 12 thru Dec. 31

Detailed Description

Saffron Crocus - Crocus Sativas - Culinary Saffron Herb gardeners who revel in growing their own tasty seasonings delight in having that most dear of spices at a price that doesn't require a second mortgage. Saffron, the deep red threads that flavor rice dishes like Spanish paella, is actually the dried stamen of the sativus crocus. This spice is so expensive because of the labor involved with hand picking the small flower parts, but if your recipe calls for only 6-8 threads (not the 4,000 needed for an ounce) you can complete the "harvest" in less than a minute. Indulge in a luxury that's very affordable when you provide the growing site and the labor. Remember your gourmet friends with a bag of bulbs, too. (Don't worry, they can plant the whole works in less than 15 minutes with our instructions.)

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Common Name: Saffron crocus
Botanical Name: Crocus sativus
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Zones 5-8
Height: 2-4"
Color: Rich lilac flowers with dark purple veining and red stamen
Bloom Season: NOTE - Saffron crocuses flowers in autumn, rather than in spring with other crocuses
Bulb/Plant Size: 8/9 cm bulbs
Number: 10 bulbs

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