Freshly collected basket of saffron (crocus sativus) flowers grown in my garden CROP.fr

Freshly collected basket of saffron (crocus sativus) flowers grown in my garden CROP.

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Growing Saffron

Harvesting Saffron Flowers - Afghanistan Around 2500 farmers, in eight provinces, are working on saffron farms for mostly to and some Approximately 5000 flowers are needed to yield enough threads for just an ounce of saffron.

Gathering Saffron in Navelli (Abruzzo, Italy). Saffron is obtained by collecting the flower stamens of a very specific iris flower. It is difficult work and that is the reason why saffron is so expensive.

Gathering Saffron in Navelli (Abruzzo, Italy). Saffron is obtained by collecting the flower stamens of a very specific iris flower. It is difficult work & that is the reason why saffron is so expensive

Saffron ~ How To Grow Saffron Correctly

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Hirt's Gardens Saffron Crocus 10 Bulbs - Rare Spice - Fall Blooming - Crocus Sativus - In Stock : Crocus

Saffron-Crocus Flower: Crocus sativus. The three longer and darker-orange thread-like structures constitute the styles and stigmas that each Crocus flower yields at saffron harvesting time, manually by hand. No wonder Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. - Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The flower of Saffron Crocus is large and showy. The three pronged style and stigmata are an exceptional feature of this flower and the source of saffron spice.

The Saffron Goddess (1600 B.C.) is a detail from a Minoan fresco depicting a saffron harvest. She sits supervising the plucking of flowers and the gleaning of stigmas for use in the manufacture of what is possibly a therapeutic drug. A mythological griffin, considered to be a combination of the body of a lion as king of the beasts and the head of an eagle, stands guard.

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Beautiful and tasty... Not sure of the name of the flower, but the long red "threads" are Saffron, used in many delicious dishes. VERY expensive!!

Saffron: The Precious Stigma

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