[Sca-cooks] saffron, continued

Vitaliano Vincenzi vitaliano at shanelambert.com
Fri Mar 9 07:53:06 PST 2007

Actually, I plan to try and grow some indoors under grow lights. My Lady 
Vettoria has wonderful luck growing African Violets this way and I am 
going to try cultivating saffron as well. I will share my results with 
everyone as I have them. :)

> Actually the saffron thread is the stigma rather than the stamen--the 
> stamen is what holds the pollen. And there are three stigmas (and thus 
> threads) per flower.
> Lovely picture of the flowers: http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/saffron.htm
> If our local garden center has bulbs again this year I may have to try 
> growing them, just to see if it will work in the MN climate.
> YIS,
> Margaret FitzWilliam

Lord Vitaliano Vincenzi
aka Shane Lambert

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