Saffron Planting Course



12 Month

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All over the world

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Greenhouse and soil


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Learning Path

Saffron is the most popular and expensive spice all over the world. Nature wants to give us a gift, and this gift can improve our health and improve the taste of our foods. Happiness and health are the message of saffron crocus for us.

Be aware it may be your next business or even your next meal. It can save you from depression or improve your facial skin structure. It is back to your goal of using it. Now I can answer you: what is saffron? Saffron is a very generous spice.

What is Saffron?

Planting saffron in new areas requires checking the saffron growing conditions. We should know how much resources we have and how much resources should we invest to have a good and high-yield saffron farm.

Some of the most important saffron growing factors are soil structure, water, sunlight, workforce, and temperature. In this post, we will check the ideal form of these factors for growing saffron, and then you can compare your situation with these criteria.

Also, you should know that you may don’t have these conditions for growing saffron, and this is no serious problem. Today, saffron is cultivated in many areas and it is not favorable in all conditions. If your water is sweet and the environmental humidity is sufficient, we can correct the rest of the conditions.

In this lesson, we will discuss the cost and income of planting saffron.

Is saffron cultivation really profitable? What are the advantages of saffron cultivation compared to other agricultural products?
What is the maximum yield of a saffron farm?

Cultivation of saffron is a 5 to 7-year cultivation and we plant saffron bulbs in the ground once and harvest saffron for up to 7 years, so we must prepare the soil well so that it can support our bulbs during these years.

In this step of growing saffron, we should separate the bulbs and remove extra straws around them. When the bulbs are sticking together, the saffron farm’s efficiency reduces, which is the main reason for taking bulbs out of the soil after seven years.

We plant a bulb in the ground, and it starts to produce saffron every year. Also, it does another essential process, which is multiplication. Each of the corms can propagate and make 1-3 new bubs.

Planting saffron in the soil is the next step done in summer. Many farmers usually use traditional methods, in this method, saffron planting machines do not have any role, and just human sources do everything.

We must plant the saffron bulbs 20 cm down the soil; planting more or less deep can decrease the efficiency of saffron farms or even destroy the farm. If you plant the corms 25cm deep, bulbs probably can’t arrive on the soil’s surface and their energy is spent splitting the ground.

Saffron water requirement is low, and we usually irrigate saffron farms just four times during the growing season of the saffron farms. The first time should be done in October. This irrigation must be done deep and entirely and just before the first autumn rain.

The second time is done after harvesting saffron by combining fertilization (ZAJ water).

The third time in January and the fourth saffron Irrigation can be ignored in the rain full times.

If you come to our farm in autumn, you can see saffron farms in such a condition. We should harvest saffron flowers early each day, and if we have a delay in doing work, our flowers get loss their quality step by step. In hot areas, harvesting starts at 4-5 am, and in cold regions, begins at 8-9 am.

In the management process of the saffron farm, we have several fertilization stages, one of which is animal manure. The role of this fertilizing is to supply farm organic matter and is usually done at the end of summer and once every two years.

We have two types of animal manure, Rotten and fresh manure. The best and most efficient animal manure that we can use is rotted cow manure, as proven by multiple research and observation. The rotted cow manure has two main parts, rotted and cow.

Cow manure is the best animal fertilizing type for saffron farms, and the reason is that its nitrogen concentration is appropriate for the saffron bulb’s propagation process. The other animal manure, like poultry manure, has a high nitrogen concentration, leading to finely reproduced saffron bulbs.

Rotten cow manure does not contain any contamination and weed seeds and is very useful for fertilizing saffron fields. In contrast, fresh animal manure is rich in weed seed and is the main source of contaminants such as ticks and mushrooms.

Like other living things, Saffron plants can be under pest attacks; these attacks lead to decreased production and sometimes lead to destroying the whole farm. Some of these pests are Mice, rabbits, mites, hedgehogs, and grasses.

There is some ways to prevent or fight these pests, and there’s no problem. For example, we can use standard gas capsules or toxins on the market to control mice, but our priority is the organic method, and in this case, we can use natural ways that don’t harm saffron.

If you want to have a saffron greenhouse, you should prepare these tools or their function. You should regulate hall temperature, and it’s not important what type of tools you will use. Just regulate it.

  1. Cultivation hall
  2. Agricultural land
  3. Humidifier
  4. Heater
  5. Air conditioner
  6. Shelf and trays

In this lesson, you will learn a series of experimental tips related to saffron cultivation in the greenhouse.

saffron growing map

saffron production graph


1. Saffron planting training

With the experience of constructing and managing more than 200 hectares of saffron farms around the world, our team has prepared educational content for planting saffron in the ground and greenhouses.

Our educational content is based on the two main factors of experience and modern agricultural science and is enriched with pictures, videos, and graphs.

Croydon Saffron Central
saffron bulbs prepration

2. Supply of saffron bulbs and saffron planting equipment

Saffron planting equipment includes saffron planting machines, saffron drying machines, flower cleaning machines, and saffron harvesting machines that are designed, produced, and ready to be supplied to farmers.

In cooperation with saffron Bulb production teams in Europe, Asia, and the United States, our team is ready to supply the bulbs needed by saffron growers during the saffron growing season (summer).


3. Technical support for 12 months

The yield of saffron fields around the world varies from 1 kg per hectare to 30 kilograms per hectare, maybe anyone can plant saffron bulbs in the ground and harvest some saffron, but it is important to have high yields.

After completing your training course, you will be covered by the collection for at least two seasons of saffron cultivation so that we can transfer all our experiences to you.


saffron leaves


Most frequent questions and answers

These trainings have no specific geographical restrictions and are used in all areas where saffron can be grown.

Saffron harvest per hectare of farm can be between 8 to 20 kg. (Many variables are involved)

In the traditional method 2 to 4 people and in the advanced methods 1 person

How to hold the course can be changed according to your facilities and conditions and in order to provide the best educational content for you.

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2 replies
  1. mary
    mary says:

    I live in Texas and I am interested in growing saffron.
    Can I grow saffron?
    Is due to high labor costs Is saffron planting economical?


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