Saffron Harvest Info: How And When To Pick Saffron - A native of southern Europe and Asia, the saffron crocus is unique among the 75 other crocus species. Its formal name of Crocus sativus is derived from the Latin meaning “cultivated.” Indeed, it has a long history of cultivation dating back to its use by Egyptian physicians in 1600 BC for medicinal purposes. Let’s learn more about saffron crocus harvesting and its uses today.
Saffron Crocus or Crocus sativus is a hardy crocus that flowers in the autumn and in mid-April becomes dormant once the foliage has died back. And, as the name suggests, Saffron Crocus is the plant from which we collect saffron, that most rare and expensive of spices. A sheltered, warm, sunny position is required and […]