saffron bulbs

saffron bulbs are the heart of saffron industry and play central role in this field. the first thing that we need for growing saffron is some bulbs. the best time for buy and planting saffron is summer and it’s growing seasons are fall and winter.

if you want growing saffron you should buy 1 kg saffron bulbs per 1 Square meters and plant it 20cm deep. do this works at summer time. each of bulbs can produce some saffron flowers and each flower can make 3 saffron stigma.

the first time I have some saffron seeds I was 13. at that time I didn’t have any information about How to maintaining or how to planting bulbs in the soil. so saffron bulbs were spoiled soon.

Saffron bulbs size

  • Small size: less than 8g
  • Median size: 12 to 15g
  • Large size: more than 15g

Saffron bulbs that are taken out of the ground for sale usually are 8 to 30g. 8 to 12g is median size group and upper than 12g is large size group. When the saffron seeds size be more than 8g it can grow and produce flower.

The best size for greenhouse saffron cultivation is +15g. in other mean the best size for saffron bulbs in for greenhouse saffron cultivation is 15g to 30g. a saffron seed with 25g weight can produce many saffron flowers.

saffron bulbs

the biggest one is 16g and the smallest is 1.5g.

Saffron bulbs growing condition

Saffron bulbs like hot and dry weather and it’s growth season is fall and winter. When a seed be in around 0 centigrade and there’s enough humidity around it growth process start and sleep phase end.

Summer is saffron bulbs displacement season and fall and winter is growing season. Maximum when bulbs can be out the soil for displacement is 2 weeks and under certain condition. when a bulbs is out of the soil start to eat itself to survive. this process Leading to spoiling saffron bulbs.

how to grow saffron crocus bulbs

there’s some method for grow Crocus Sativus bulbs and 2 main method are:

  1. growing saffron in pots
  2. saffron planting in soil

growing saffron in pots or garden can be a Trial mode for the second method. in this mode we can produce low amount of saffron (2g or 3g) and experiment saffron planting in small scale.

we can planting saffron bulbs in the large ground for economic targets and run an agricultural business. we can produce 25 to 30kg saffron per Hectares. other method is greenhouse saffron cultivation, this way can be have more Productivity than planting saffron in land.

the good strategy for planting saffron and entrance to saffron business is start with low scale and then extend it. so you can learn and get better in every step and be the success man in this field.

saffron bulbs for sale Iran

Iranian farms are the main source of saffron bulbs producing and naturally the biggest market of bulbs is in Iran. saffron bulbs trade volume usually is around 10 to 20tons or more. but the strategy of Iran is not exporting saffron seeds and their priority is Preserving bulbs source.

saffron bulbs

bulbs are without soil and sorted

how many saffron bulbs per acre?

there are multiple method for planting saffron and the name of best way is “Ideal cultivation”. in Ideal cultivation we plant 1 ton bulbs in acre.

this method have some benefits versus traditional saffron planting such as:

  • reduce water consumption
  • Increase Productivity
  • Reduce the amount of land required
  • reduce cost of fertilizing
  • and more…

how to maintaining Crocus Sativus bulbs?

the best condition for maintaining bulbs is the dry and cold place. maintain saffron bulbs in the dark room and at least 30cm up the floor. don’t forget to plant seed fast.

how many saffron bulbs in 1 kg?

as we said if a saffron bulbs be 15g averagely there is 60 to 80 bulbs in 1 kg.

how much water need for Crocus Sativus bulbs?

saffron categorized in low requirement water group plant and in growing season just need 2 to 4 time irrigation. don’t water in summer and Do not water too much.

2 replies
    • hamed amirkhani
      hamed amirkhani says:

      there are some of online shops that sell organic saffron bulbs. just search on web for that. also be care that the most important factor in cultivation saffron organic is organic fertilization, saffron bulbs every year do propagation and create new bulbs. so buying organic saffron bulbs is not so critical.


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