Saffron Walden

David Pilling
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 05:55:26 PST

On 07/11/2014 13:07, Bulborum Botanicum wrote:
> That doesn't say anything David
> The flowers where already in the corm when you bought them
> you have to wait one year to see the real results

Yes of course the real test of my efforts is if the new corms formed 
this Winter will be as big as the ones I bought or as floriferous.

However, we've discussed saffron and the difficulty getting it to flower 
before. No one has been brave enough say what you just have - that the 
flowers are already in the corms.

I have read suggestions that flowering depends on how the corms are 
treated when planted in Autumn. Someone told me that their corms 
flowered if left in the paper bag until they sprouted - that's what I did.

What you are saying, is that flowering success is predetermined in the 
corms one buys and nothing one does post-purchase (in the first Fall) 
can change things.

David Pilling

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