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Saffron flower

Crocus sativus


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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zhabiz 8 years ago

Thanks Melissa!

MelissaFerguson 8 years ago

Beautiful photograph!

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 8 years ago

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

zhabiz 8 years ago

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

zhabiz 8 years ago


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 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

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

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Tehran, تهران, Iran

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

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