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  1. 15 JUMBO Saffron Crocus Corms/Bulbs ~ FALL blooming ~ RARE SPICE ~ crocus sativus
    15 JUMBO Saffron Crocus Corms/Bulbs ~ FALL blooming ~ RARE SPICE ~ crocus sativus
    15 JUMBO Saffron Crocus Corms/Bulbs ~ FALL blooming ~ RARE SPICE ~ crocus sativus
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  2. 15 JUMBO Saffron Crocus Corms/Bulbs ~ FALL blooming ~ RARE SPICE ~ crocus sativus

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Product Description

  • Each bulb produces one or more flowers, and each flower produces 3 red stigmas of saffron
  • Perennial, hardy in zones 6-8 everywhere; zone 9 only in the western US
  • Blooms 6-8 weeks after planting; in the fall in subsequent years
Additional Information

The rare and expensive spice, Saffron, also known as "Red Gold", only comes from the Saffron Crocus. These crocus can grow nearly anywhere in the world, but the condition of the soil they are planted in is even more important than the climate in which they are grown. Since Saffron Crocus bloom in the FALL, the corms should be planted immediately upon receipt. Saffron Crocus prefer full sun and well-draining soil. If planting in clay or otherwise heavy soil, it must be amended by adding sand, peat or compost.
Saffron corms can be planted either directly into the ground, or into pots or containers. Plant the corms, pointed side up, about 3"-4" deep, and about 3"-4" apart. WATER WELL after planting, and keep your crocus watered throughout the fall and in the spring. Flowers will appear about 6-8 weeks after planting, and the foliage - long slender grass-like leaves - will appear along with or shortly after the flowers. The foliage will stay green throughout the winter and into the spring, and then turn yellow and die back for the summer.
For Saffron Crocus to do well, it is VERY important that the corms be allowed to dry out completely during the summer. Therefore, they should not be planted in an area that receives regular summer watering or rainfall. Some people find that their Saffron Crocuses do best when planted under eaves, or an overhang. This way, the rain does not reach them during the summer when the corms should be dry, and when consistent (but not too much) water is needed in the fall & spring, they can be watered by hand.
Saffron crocus multiply readily under the right conditions - 1 bulb will turn into a cluster of 5 or 6 in just 3 years. They can be divided about every 5 years, in early summer, immediately after the corms go dormant. The extra corms can be shared with family and friends, or simply spaced out and replanted, thereby making a bigger saffron patch, which will then produce more of that wonderful spice :-)

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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I had tried to buy saffron bulbs from an herb seller, but it was Saturday (!) and they were closed and couldn't help me either online or by phone. I was very annoyed and decided to try Amazon. Sure enough, Amazon had them. I got more bulbs, better bulbs, at a lower price than I could have bought them from the specialty retailer. I shall have our handyman plant them today, and as soon as they bloom I will harvest the saffron spice. This is the most expensive spice in the world, because each saffron flower produces only three stamens. But if these all bloom, that will give me 45 saffron stamens to send to my older daughter, who is a gourmet cook and will be delighted. I don't know whether these bulbs will produce new bulbs this year or not. We'll see. They must have NO WATER during June and July, so will have to be dug up. I may, however, decide to grow them in pots indoors. That way I can attend to them myself and simply not water them during those two months. Anyway I expect to enjoy... Read more
Very disappointed! I planted the bulbs according to instructions and I have yet to see any sign of life.
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