arnold trachtenberg
Mon, 31 Oct 2005 04:44:30 PST
Angelo's comments on saffron cultivation closely follow Mathew's 
recommendations in his book, "Crocus".  Mathew recommends planting deep 
and turning the bulbs every couple of years to distribute the offsets.  
I believe he recommends planting as deep as 8 inches.

My Crocus cartwrightianus 'albus'  has flowered very well for six to 
seven years.  Planted in a wet spot with good sunlight.  I harvest the 
threads and place in a dish and put on top of my cable TV box for a 
constant supply of heat and they seem to dry perfectly.  I use them for 
making a Persian dish "fesijan".

Angelo, what is the name of the saffron liquor produced in Italy?



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