Saffron Crocus Bulbs have arrived 1

Saffron CrocusMy Saffron Crocus bulbs arrived from Suttons just before my holiday so I have only just planted them. I chose to plant them in three medium sized bulb bowls so that I can keep them close to the house and keep my eye on them.

The instructions say they can be planted any time through to September but early August is the best time.

They should be ready to harvest from October but as mine were planted late it may be November before I can begin to collect the orange/red stigmas from the flowers.

Once harvested the plants should be left to die down naturally to allow the bulbs to regenerate for next year.

The stigmas will need to be dried out and will be able to be kept in an airtight jar for several years.

I’ll post an update once they are in flower.

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  • Linda Post author

    My bulbs haven’t started to grow yet which is a bit concerning. If anyone knows when they should be showing through drop me a comment.

    Just to let you know that Suttons no longer have these bulbs for sale so the link doesn’t work. Perhaps it will next season.