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08-25-2021, 08:22 AM - 2 Likes   #23371
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Just got 15 bulbs of Saffron plants for the fall. Will plant today, hopefully report with photos in 4-6 weeks.

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Just got 15 bulbs of Saffron plants for the fall. Will plant today, hopefully report with photos in 4-6 weeks.
If you plant ten times that number you could eventually obtain one gram (1/32 oz) of saffron suitable for use as a spice. At retail saffron costs over $2000 per pound, but to get that pound you'd need to plant over 76000 saffron plants. How large is your garden? How much idle time do you have? It does not seem viable way to finance LBA.
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If you plant ten times that number you could eventually obtain one gram (1/32 oz) of saffron suitable for use as a spice. At retail saffron costs over $2000 per pound, but to get that pound you'd need to plant over 76000 saffron plants. How large is your garden? How much idle time do you have? It does not seem viable way to finance LBA.
I might get 10 stems at the most, if I remember to pick them and the weather permits... Planting them in a clay pot. I just want to see them grow and hopefully flower. Maybe in 20 years my corms/tubers will multiply enough so that I can start a business
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I might get 10 stems at the most, if I remember to pick them and the weather permits... Planting them in a clay pot. I just want to see them grow and hopefully flower. Maybe in 20 years my corms/tubers will multiply enough so that I can start a business
Please, please do not hold your breath for a profit. The only places that can profit from saffron have neither unions nor minimum wage laws.

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QuoteOriginally posted by edom31 Quote
I might get 10 stems at the most, if I remember to pick them and the weather permits... Planting them in a clay pot. I just want to see them grow and hopefully flower. Maybe in 20 years my corms/tubers will multiply enough so that I can start a business
It's better then to just use those stems to add flavor to some rice based dish! I remember the saffron-flavored rice my grandmother used to do and my mouth still waters
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
Please, please do not hold your breath for a profit. The only places that can profit from saffron have neither unions nor minimum wage laws.
not quite !
Kiwi Saffron
watched an interesting piece on those people the other night

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not quite !
Kiwi Saffron
watched an interesting piece on those people the other night

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my latest acquisition is a binoviewer for the 6in Newtonian
Interesting! And, just for fun, I worked out how much that works out per kg! $35,800/kg!!!
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not quite !
Kiwi Saffron
watched an interesting piece on those people the other night
Amazing that a company in NZ can profitably operate such a labor-intensive operation.
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It's better then to just use those stems to add flavor to some rice based dish! I remember the saffron-flavored rice my grandmother used to do and my mouth still waters
I am already thinking of a paella that my Spaniard sister-in-law will love to make using this
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QuoteOriginally posted by edom31 Quote
I am already thinking of a paella that my Spaniard sister-in-law will love to make using this
Saffron-flavored rice is about the only place I encounter that singular spice. Considering the cost of saffron, perhaps a blandly tasting item such as rice is a good dish to let the saffron stand out. You wouldn't want to use saffron on a pepperoni pizza or a stir-fry.based on kielbasa
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You wouldn't want to use saffron on a pepperoni pizza or a stir-fry.based on kielbasa
... though now you mention it... mmm....
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... though now you mention it... mmm....
Try a dash of saffron first on a Big Mac,
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