Saffron Crocus

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  1. Terry Phillips

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    Saffron Crocus (Sativus Corms)
     

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  2. Durgan

    Durgan Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    The plants are not the most robust. About half survived the Winter. I harvested a few but not worth the effort so eventually destroyed the bed.

    saffron crocus (Crocus sativus)
    29 September 2011 Saffron crocus (Crocus sativus)

    29 November 2011 Saffron Bulbs have started to grow. 29 November 2011 Most of the Saffron bulbs have started to grow.

    One hundred bulbs of the Saffron crocus(Crocus sativus)were planted at six inch centres, and about 6 inches deep.. These are recommended hardy above Zone 6. I am on the border(Zone 5B) so decided to take a chance on them thriving, since deep ground frost is often not severe in my local area. The bed was rototilled and compost added. Mulch will be added later. The bulbs were planted inside the rabbit fence, since crocus grow early in the Spring, and one rabbit can destroy all in one night. The objective is to harvest some saffron in the Fall of 2012.
     
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  3. Terry Phillips

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    Nice good luck ! I like to grow many different variety's and see what I have the best luck with but this takes a lot to just get a little spice but very tasty ;-)>~
     

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