Saffron Walden

Bulborum Botanicum
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 06:05:08 PST
Crocus corms die after flowering (like tulips) and build completely new ones
The flowering buts produce large corms
The  buts aside make non flowering corms
If you plant them deep (15 cm but depends on the soil) they hardly produce
small corms
If you plant them shallow they make lots of non flowering size corms
at the end you have hardly flowering size corms
When harvested (in June after the leaves got dormant) best you give them 6
weeks 30ÂșC
Then re-plant them on rows again


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2014-11-07 14:55 GMT+01:00 David Pilling <>:

> Hi,
> 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.
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> David Pilling
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