The Most Expensive Spice In The World

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  1. heelpin

    heelpin Well-Known Member

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    Does anybody grow this?
    Saffron, Crocus sativus L
     
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    If you know someone who lives in Jamaica or any of the islands down there, you can get saffron dirt cheap. I never knew it grew down there but they've got it for next to nothing! I had contemplated growing it when we lived in CA until I made that connection with a Jamaican friend. One 6 oz bag goes a very long way -- keep it refrigerated.

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    I used to grow it at my last place. It doesn't take much AT ALL! A couple of stamens would be all I would use in a rice dish.

    I can't even imagine how long it would take to use 6oz

    Shane
     
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    fall flowering crocus. You can grow them in NY.
     
  5. BeckyW

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    It took years to use up 6 oz even when I was a caterer. I used it when I made Challah. At Christmas I made dozens and dozens of loaves double braided and shaped as wreaths. I'm out right now however have just made a new Island connection so I'll replace it this spring, although maybe not the big bag again.

    So who sells the bulbs?
    BW
     
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    Folks I just ordered some bulbs from the website above, and I talked to the lady. She says she still has some left. I ordered a dozen bulbs from her and she is sending them right out. She may still have some yet if anyone wants to check.
     
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    Most garden centers carry them. Llangeveld bulbs sell them to retailers as well as other bulb companies
     
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    suelandress Windy Island Acres Supporter

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    I bought mine on Ebay :)