saffron production new trend in 2022

saffron production industry have a new trend in these years and that is local saffron production. every country and every famer likes to cultivation saffron and this is natural and comprehensible. but can this decision be right?

we will explain some of effective terms about this new trend.

which country is the largest producer of saffron

Iran. based on the last published information Iran is the largest saffron producer in the world with more than 420 tons saffron production per year.

if you travel to the Iran and east of the country you will see extensive saffron farms that produce and process saffron. remember the below names, these states are the heart of world saffron.

  • Mashhad city
  • Qaen
  • Greater Khorasan
  • Torbat Heydariyeh city
  • and more…

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saffron production in world

saffron production isn’t a new trend in the world and many of country someday planted saffron. but now and today some of country such as Iran, India, Spain, China are the leaders of this industry and some of other countries are trying to plant saffron.
please notice that saffron producing and saffron trading are two different concept, for example Iran is the biggest saffron producer in the world but it’s not owner of the largest saffron brands.
Spain saffron producing is lower than 10 tons per year and this is while Spain is the biggest saffron exporter country and is the biggest saffron retailer in the world. Do you think the equation is difficult? Spain is the big trader and Iran is the big saffron producer and wholesaler.

local saffron production

if you want to planting saffron, you can do it. It does not matter what country you are in or what your climate is, you can plant saffron. but there is one important question, does your saffron farm is economic?

there are multiple saffron farms in the world that planting saffron and harvest some product but can this level of saffron cultivation be competitive? we think this issue needs to be carefully considered.

if you want to plant saffron with economic goal, you have to provide the best environment condition such as suitable soil, water, trained manpower and culture.

remember government support or much money is not enough only and for the first step you should to create a good culture. a good business flow need a the natural process of development and other short ways isn’t appropriate.

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What is the highest quality saffron?

we have just one type of saffron flower and one type of saffron stigma and this stigma can convert to some of saffron types. the highest quality saffron in the world is Super Negin saffron that is the index of negin saffron family.

other types of saffron are as follow:

  • super negin
  • first class negin
  • Saffron straw
  • complete string negin
  • saffron root


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