Crocus saffron. The spice is actually the red stigmas of this crocus flower. Pure a lot of companies on the market today mix their saffron with other ingredients and make it as powder to weigh up the product cheaper and charge more. The spice is actually the red stigmas of this crocus flower. Ideally the site should be relatively dry in summer when the corms are dormant.
The saffron crocus though just as pretty as the snow crocus blooms in the fall. The vivid crimson stigma and styles called threads are collected and dried for use mainly as a seasoning and colouring agent in food. However greece and mesopotamia have also been suggested as the possible region of origin of this plant. Growing saffron crocus crocus sativus worlds most expensive spice allotment polytunnel duration.
Every now and then ill buy a little of. Crocus saffron vivid strong natural redness in all threads means theyre natural pure and very fresh. One of the most expensive spices around. Hertfordshire allotment life 7613 views.
Plant the corms 4in deep and 4in apart. Crocus sativus commonly known as saffron crocus or autumn crocus is a species of flowering plant of the crocus genus in the iris family iridaceae. Saffron has long been the worlds most costly spice by weight. Saffron is a spice from the crocus sativus flower which is a cousin of the lily.
The saffron derives from the stigma and styles called threads within the flower itself. Saffron crocus do best in full sun and well drained soil that is moderately rich in organic matter. Although some doubts remain on its origin it is believed that saffron originated in iran. Pharmacological studies of glycosides of saffron crocus crocus sativus.
Ma sp liu bl. The leaves are grass like generally with a light stripe running up the middle. Effects on blood coagulation platelet aggregation and thrombosis. Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of crocus sativus commonly known as the saffron crocus.
Saffron makes such a difference in recipes that call for it but i almost always leave it out because of the cost. The blooms pucker up at night and re open in the morning. This rare fall blooming crocus is more commonly called the saffron bulb or saffron crocus.