this year's harvest of saffron has begun and will carry on through this month 💪💪

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dcmorris27
12 months

@joncrewgee yes of course I would say it a little stronger and gives a more vibrant colour too

joncrewgee
12 months

And what’s the taste like,is it as flavoursome as shop purchased

dcmorris27
12 months

it is @traceyross and it adds colour in an autumnal garden

traceyross
12 months

What a lovely project it must be quite exciting and rewarding each year harvesting your own saffron, well done @dcmorris27

dcmorris27
12 months

thank you @joncrewgee 😊

joncrewgee
12 months

😮 wow well done you

dcmorris27
12 months

@Arthur vdH we have fou d growing saffron very easy. We bought 30 bulbs and the soil for it dug a small deep-ish trench put saffron soil into it an planted the bulbs according to instructions that come with the bulbs. easy peasy lemon squeazy!!!! no need of green fingers 😉😉

Arthur vdH
12 months

Looks interesting, @dcmorris27! I don’t think it would make sense for me to try. I don’t have anything like green fingers at all (rather the opposite). Thanks for the link though!

dcmorris27
12 months

@Arthur vdH here is the link http://www.saffronbulbs.com/

dcmorris27
12 months

@Arthur vdH they are a specific crocus that flowers in tge autumn as opposed to spring. When the saffron has been harvested it has to be dried in the oven on a baking tray then placed in an airtight container and kept in the dark for 3 months and only then it can be used in cooking.

Arthur vdH
12 months

Cool! Can you use just any crocus or are there specific varieties for saffron?

latif
about 1 year

Yeah @dcmorris27! That’s damn much work. No wonder what we have to pay for it! Otherwise, your harvest is really praiseworthy! Thumbs up!!!!!

dcmorris27
about 1 year

@latif 😀😀 better look into buying a field then and start planting but we have found out why it cost so much all work has to be done by hand.

latif
about 1 year

You should launch into a saffron business @dcmorris27! Can you imagine the money you could make there!!!!!😋I’ll be your first client!!

dcmorris27
about 1 year

@Mark Harvey tomorrow we should be able to pick at least 20 crocus' that should be about a 5th of the expected harvest for this year. we started with 30 bulbs and have quadruple in 3 years.

Hari Ghotra
about 1 year

That is pretty cool @dcmorris27

Mark Harvey
about 1 year

good effort @dcmorris27 😁