saffron crocus

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Old World crocus having purple or white flowers with aromatic pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring food

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Each saffron crocus grows to 20-30 cm and bears up to four flowers, each with three vivid crimson stigmas (3), (4) Indeed, it is a Persian herb with a history as long as the Persian Empire itself.
The strands are from the stigma of saffron crocus, which bears a maximum of four flowers, each having just three stigmas.
SAFFRON CROCUS - a valuable plant that's perfect for a window box A beautiful crocus-like flower which blooms when nothing else is out.
ame The town takes its name from the Saffron crocus traded in the 16th century and the crocus symbol is used widely in the area.
Each saffron crocus grows to 20-30 cm (8-12 in) and bears up to four flowers, each with three vivid crimson stigmas, which are each the distal end of a carpel.
Saffron is harvested from the dried, dark red stigmas of the purple saffron crocus (Crocus sativus L.
Effects of temperature on the flowering of the saffron crocus (Crocus sativus L.
Saffron is the most exclusive spice in the world as it needs to be hand harvested from the delicate crocus and is only collected in the autumn when the saffron crocus comes into flower from the underground bulbs.
Despite the fact that there have been several attempts to grow saffron crocus in the Gulf to help lower the high cost of that spice; studies showed that it is rather pricy to grow this crop especially in areas such as that of the Gulf zone, Supervisor of the agricultural committee at the Gulf forum Mamdouh Al-Anzi told KUNA.
Saffron crocus thrives in climates similar to that of the Mediterranean maquis or the North American chaparral, where hot, dry summer breezes blow across arid and semi-arid lands.
Saffron coming from the dried stigmas of the saffron crocus, it takes 75,000 blossoms or 225,000 hand picked stigmas to make a single pound which explains why it is the world's most expensive spice.