Rodger Whitlock via pbs
Mon, 12 Oct 2020 08:10:50 PDT
On 10/12/2020 05:00 AM, Jane Sargent<> wrote:

> Can saffron be grown from seeds, and if so, how and when? Can they
> beplanted outdoors?

Saffron is a long-domesticated plant which is sterile, so it doesn't 
form seeds.

It is a selection from a fall-blooming species of crocus, but for the 
life of me I can't remember which one.

PS regarding Amish saffron: I've read (and I only read authoritative 
sources of info) that the Amish raise C. nudiflorus as saffron, with a 
patch by the back steps for Papa to urinate on, before going in, so they 
grow well. This is not "true" saffron, but it seems to suit the Amish.

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