Saffron Walden

Tim Eck
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 01:40:03 PST
Just googled them both - it's sativus.

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From: pbs [] On Behalf Of Rodger
Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2014 3:28 PM
To: 'Pacific Bulb Society'
Subject: Re: [pbs] Saffron Walden

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

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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