Lauw de Jager
Mon, 31 Oct 2005 11:49:44 PST
Dell and  all,
 The time of flowering depends much on the size of the corms and its region
of origin.  Dutch grown  corms flower about 10 days later than,  equivalent
south grown stock.  I kept some  exyra large corms (11cm+ circ = 30-36mm
diam = 1,5)  which started flowering here on the 19/10.  Anything under 8c
mcirc  (diam 25mm = 1") flowers  only 50%  around 5-10/11.  Average planting
depth is around 15cm (6") plus a good layer of straw mulch.
Most of the flowering size is sold, but I still harvest flowers every two
days. The important trick is to dry them quickly, but without burning them.
I heat up a pan on the gaz, turn it off and introduce the  stigmatas, while
stirring until they are brittle.

 (le 31/10/05 13:03, Dell Sherk à a écrit :
> My Crocus sativus have not started yet, and this seems quite late, if my
> memory serves.

Lauw de Jager
South of France (zone 8 Olivier)

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