Growing saffron - the world’s most expensive spice

@inproceedings{2003GrowingS,
  title={Growing saffron - the world’s most expensive spice},
  author={},
  year={2003}
}
  • Published 2003
Introduction Crocus sativus, unknown as a wild plant, is considered to be a mutant that has derived from C. cartwrightianus. The cultivated clone was probably selected for its triploid vigour and extra long stigmas and has been maintained in cultivation for over 3000 years. The saffron crocus (Crocus sativus L.) is sterile and does not set viable seed. Therefore, the crop must be propagated by corm multiplication. The saffron crocus flowers in autumn shortly after planting, before, together… CONTINUE READING

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