Growing Saffron from Seeds?
Answered by: Conrad Richter
Question from: Ann Fantin
Posted on: July 18, 2002

Re: "Zafferno"... Thanks so much for the quick response to my question. My sister-in-law brought some seeds back from Italy and finding it difficult to grow here in B.C. Any special soil/temperature etc.?

True saffron (Italian "zafferno") is not grown from seeds. As far as we know the plant does not produce seeds; it is propagated by corms -- small bulb-like tubers – instead. Richters offers true saffron corms for fall planting.

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