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tunnelsofhens10
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:39 pm    Post subject: Saffron Crocus Reply with quote

Just recieved a batch of Saffron crocus bulbs, according to the Add. you can actually harvest saffron from these every year, (The most expensive herb on the Planet) Has anyone tried these? I thought they only grew on a mountain far far away. Would love to hear from someone"s thoughts on same. thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Saffron Crocus

Grow your own saffron to use in cooking!
We rarely think of bulbs as edible, but this showy autumn blooming Crocus is the source of saffron, the quintessential seasoning for paella and other dishes from the Mediterranean and Asia. Each lilac-purple flower produces three showy red stigmas, which have been used for flavoring and coloring food since Roman times.
Flowers in autumn within a couple of weeks of planting!"
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:JEF6fdtf438J:www.johnstowngardencentre.ie/crocus-sativus--autumn-saffron-crocus/crocus_sativuspd.aspx+Saffron+crocus+bulbs+in+ireland&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=ie

How to grow: Crocus sativus
Saffron is said to make people cheerful and so will this little flower, says Mary Keen
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/howtogrow/3306960/How-to-grow-Crocus-sativus.html
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Belfast, Could"nt reply sooner, changing Net Provider, had to wait 20days, It remains to be seen whether its any better. I have planted them in the polytunnel, We"ll see how it goes. again thanks.
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