Crocus sativus, commonly known as saffron crocus, or autumn crocus is a plant that produces a popular spice known as saffron.
– Water when soil is dry. Plant does not appreciate flooded soils as this promotes root rot.
light soil, with good drainage and with no flooding problems.
Will do well in a bright spot or full sun.
– Prefers cooler temperatures when actively growing. Bulbs go dormant when it starts warming up. Water sparingly during the warmer weather.
Crocus Sativus bulbs need to be stored in a dry, well ventilated environment. Storage Temperature should be between 20-25 degrees Celsius (70-80F).
– harvesting suffron spice in the comfort of your own home
– cookery for flavour and food coloration