Saffron crocus bulbs are planted in late summer to bloom and harvest in the autumn. The rich, violet-purple blossoms have brilliant orange/red stigmas that are the source of aromatic, exotic and pricey (!) culinary spice saffron.
As the blossoms open, it’s super easy to collect and air dry flower stigmas for your own fresh, intensely flavored saffron “threads” for cooking. Easily grown in the garden or containers. READ MORE