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Eyeing the crocus...anyone ever DIY saffron?

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Eyeing the crocus...anyone ever DIY saffron?

pitu | Mar 16, 2008 02:03 PM

Anybody ever use fresh or home-dried crocus stamens out of your garden for saffron?
I'll do some internet poking, but thought if anyone was doing this in America, they might be one of you on this board...
Is there something special one does with the fresh saffron as opposed to the dried?
Do we even grow the right kind of crocus? the fresh stamens are a deep orange-y yellow when alive on the plant

mr google is giving me the idea that it's a fall blooming variety of croci...
http://ask.metafilter.com/30322/DIY-S...
http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/gr_plan...

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