Growing Saffron Crocuses

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  1. blackrose

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    Now i know the process and i hope i learned it well. :D
     
  2. Sjoerd

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    Hey there Blackrose--How did your saffron trial work out?
     
  3. carolyn

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    Sjoerd, Do you use saffron for the color or does it add flavor also? Just wondering if you could use turmeric in its place for the color as it doesn't add flavor.
     
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    CAROLYN--For me it is primarily about the flavour. Tumeric is very widely used in the place of Saffron because it's cost is only a fraction of that of Saffron.
     



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    How much do you use to get flavor... I used it once and was a bit disappointed in it... maybe I didn't use enough?
     
  6. Sjoerd

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    Gosh Carolyn....that's difficult to say. It depends on what you are using it in and how much there is. When I pop it in, I just do it with pinches until it seems enough.

    It isn't very scientific...but that's the way I cook.

    If you could not taste any of the Saffron that you put in either it wasn't real saffron or you did not use enough I am reckoning. It is not uncommon for places to rip you off with saffron, sadly. At least when I grew my own, I was sure of what I had.
     
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    I am sure I could have used a lot more but the stuff is soooo expensive. Way beyond its worth to me. maybe some day I will find the corms and raise me some.
     
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    Well Carolyn...if you do decide to do it, let me give you a couple of extra tips, oké?
     
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    tip away.. I am all ears. not really... I do have every other body part I came with. just two ears...
     
  10. Odif

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    My saffron is now just dying off, so soon I am going to repick it. and spread them out. I started with 15 bulbs several years ago and they are ripe for a new place. They have really multiplied, so I am very happy.
     

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