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Is it hard to grow saffron?

Saffron crocuses are not a difficult crop to grow. They're propagated from corms, a fleshy bulblike root that's planted in summer for an autumn harvest. You need to have reasonably warm and dry summers and autumns, although a little rain is fine.

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Also know, where does saffron grow best?

Planting Saffron Crocus Corms: In areas where Saffron Crocus are reliably hardy—USDA Zone 6 through 8 in the South, 6 through 9 in the West—you should plant the corms as soon as you receive them. Saffron Crocus do best in full sun and well-drained soil that is moderately rich in organic matter.

Subsequently, question is, how much saffron do you get per plant? While saffron bulbs may take up little space, their yield is somewhat low – it takes around two pounds of fresh flowers to give 2.5 ounces of red stigmas, which when dried results in a yield of 0.4 ounces of usable spice.

Regarding this, can you grow your own saffron?

Information On How To Grow Saffron Crocus Bulbs. Saffron has often been described as a spice that is worth more than its weight in gold. It's so expensive that you may wonder “Can I grow saffron crocus bulbs and harvest my own saffron?” The answer is yes, you can grow saffron in your home garden.

How quickly do saffron bulbs multiply?

The bulbs you buy from us, multiply themselves each year in the ground, and therefore you can harvest your own saffron up to 4 - 5 years in a row in which the harvest increases every year. After this period you can dig up the bulbs and replant them again on another piece of land.

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