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Saffron Crocus Corms

Image of  Saffron Crocus
Image of  Saffron Crocus
Image of Saffron Crocus
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Crocus sativus

Saffron is easier to grow than you might think and it will look pretty in your garden every year.

  • Easy to grow.
  • Very pretty!
  • A cheap way of having saffron!

Supplied as corms.

Available from approximately October 2018

10 or more £0.95GBPGBP
each. Group & quantity discounts
Qty:
Pollinator Friendly

Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world (sold by weight) - what better reason for growing your own?

It is thought Saffron was probably introduced here by the Romans.

The beautiful purple blue flowers of this crocus appear in the late summer (as opposed to our traditional spring-flowering crocus). Whilst you can enjoy the flowers for their beauty, what you are really after are the tiny stigmas within; carefully pick these and dry in the late summer sun (make sure they don't blow away) before storing. These tiny strands will impart the most gorgeous, almost delicately astringent, flavour to all manner of dishes - and of course give them that golden yellow hue.

So why is Saffron so expensive? Well, it can only be harvested by hand - and you'll only get three strands from each of the flowers. A novelty crop perhaps, but well worth making space for.

Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.

  • Hardy.
  • Perennial.
  • Reaches 8-12" (20-30 cm) tall.
  • One corm will produce up to four flowers.
  • Can be grown in containers.
  • Likes rich, well-drained soil
  • Plant about 3-4" (7-10 cm) apart and 4" (10 cm) deep.
  • Prefer part shade.
  • Beware: mice like these so protect them.
  • Culinary Uses
  • Dry the stamens, crush them and use them in anything that requires saffron.
  • Medicinal Uses
  • Thought to be a cancer suppressant.
  • Said to improve your moods.
  • It is thought it may help reduce your appetite.

Disclaimer
As with all alternative medicines and plants with purported medicinal benefits it is important to inform your health care providers that you are using them; this helps to ensure safe and coordinated care. We can accept no liability for any side effect or contingency from any allergy or any other cause or harm that may arise. If in doubt please do consult a medical practitioner before using.

Available from approximately October 2018

Please note: This product is only available in multiples of 10

10 = £0.95
Add 10 to Trug
30 = £0.85
Add 30 to Trug
50 = £0.75
Add 50 to Trug

How To...

How To Grow Saffron
Detailed advice on growing saffron. Includes information on cultivation, dealing with pests, and how to gather and dry saffron flowers.

How To Sow & Grow Herbs
Detailed advice on sowing and growing herbs outside and under protection. Includes information on watering and pest control.

General Information

Pollinator Friendly Plants
A detailed guide to the seeds and plants sold by Victoriana Nursery Gardens that will attract and provide a food source to bees and other beneficial pollinating insects.

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https://www.victoriananursery.co.uk/Saffron_Crocus_Corms/