James Waddick
Mon, 31 Oct 2005 07:41:02 PST
>One other curious thing I recently learned about saffron. Saffron is grown
>commercially in nearby Pennsylvania, in I think Lancaster County.

Dear all;
	My current patch was acquired as excess from a PA commercial 
saffron grower.
	Streaks? Virus? Never.

	I doubt that and self respecting Indian cook* would ever 
confuse Saffron, safflower (carthamnus) and turmeric. Tourists are 
apparently sold large bags of "saffron' (safflower) at low prices and 
think they have a bargain worth its weight...

	As always buyuer beware.

		Best	Jim W.

* Or anyone who cooks Indian Food.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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