[Sca-cooks] Sca-cooks Digest, Vol 11, Issue 18

Fergus Stout bullheaded67 at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 6 08:11:59 PST 2007


Message: 9
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2007 07:51:45 -0800 (PST)
From: Siren Song <sirensong13 at yahoo.com>
Subject: [Sca-cooks] grow your own spices? (was) Onion Juice - and
    Saffron    measurements
To: Cooks within the SCA <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
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How hard is saffron to grow? 



Extremely hard  - it is sterile flower and the bulbs must be dug up and replanted each season.  Each flower has 3 stamen - it is these which we call saffron.  These must be harvested by hand, sorted and graded.  Most saffron production is around the Mediterranean with a growing business in India.


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