Saffron Walden

Rodger Whitlock
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:27:48 PST
On 6 Nov 2014, at 8:49, Tim Eck wrote:

> At my previous house I had about 100 square feet of saffron bed which grew
> from a couple of pounds of bulbs a Pennsylvania Dutch  friend gave me. 

That may have been Crocus nudiflorus, not C. sativus. I've read that 
Pennsylvania Dutch farmers often have a patch of it by the back steps. They 
urinate on it and thereby get fabulous growth. The stamens & anthers can be 
used as a condiment exactly like those of C. sativus can.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Z. 7-8, cool Mediterranean climate

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