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Wooo hooo!  After sitting for two years on a RHS waiting list, I've finally received my Safron Crocus bulbs - Crocus Savitus.

I will be planting them later and ... thinking positively; does anyone know the best way to dry/process the resultant golden stamens so I can store them for culinary use?


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,025

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • That's brilliant.  Thank you Dovefromabove.   image

  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923

    good luck, I got 50 bulbs last year in August planted them as directed, got great leaves and no flowers at all, hoping for some at least this year!

  • Jennie 3Jennie 3 Posts: 33

    Hi  - I live in Jersey & over 3 years got just one flower - gave up this year!!!

    I read somewhere on the internet that they get baked in the summer in their natural habitat so I placed a cloche over the pot for the summer which was when I got the one flower.

    Good luck with it

  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923

    I've transplanted some bulbs during the early summer into free draining soil in a deep terracotta pot, placed it on chocks and put it in the hottest place in my garden.

    hopefully that'll help!

  • Thank you all.  Can't be any worse than my attempts at growing tea ... about three years to get the first cup!

    Sometimes it is the challenge that is more rewarding than the result.  image

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