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Saffron flower

Crocus sativus

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We have planted a couple of Saffron plants at our back-door garden. We didn’t expect them to grow well, since Tehran is not their usual habitat. But to our surprise, the lovely flowers grew. The flowers appear in autumn, when it starts to get cold. We love to use their dried stigmas as spice in our food.

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11 Comments

zhabiz
zhabiz 8 years ago

Thanks Melissa!

MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 8 years ago

Beautiful photograph!

zhabiz
zhabiz 8 years ago

Exactly Emma, and the pity is that the people, who do the hard work and handpick the stigmas, don’t earn much money.

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

a treasure.
One reason Saffron is so expensive is that the stigma have to be handpicked.

zhabiz
zhabiz 8 years ago

Hi Francis, thanks. It's nice to be here.

zhabiz
zhabiz 8 years ago

Thanks!

arlanda
arlanda 8 years ago

very nice picture!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

It must feel great to be able to grow your own saffron - well done !!

zhabiz
zhabiz 8 years ago

We have to spend a lot on them too, because a few flowers are not sufficient for our consumption. Anyway it is nice to harvest your own Saffron.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

It is certainly worth a try. They are pretty flowers anyway.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Fantastic,,
and lucky to have this one in back-door garden, we have to spent a lot for Saffron

zhabiz
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zhabiz

Tehran, تهران, Iran

Spotted on Nov 18, 2011
Submitted on Jan 17, 2012

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