can you collect saffron from your own crocus is this safe
This month's GW mag tells you which type it is ......can't remember offhand
You need Crocus sativus - an Autumn flowering crocus and as long as you can provide the right growing conditions you can collect saffron which are the stigmas of the flowers. However, as has already been pointed out, you will need hundreds - if not thousands of these Crocus.
don't get them mixed up with the colchicums
what is the differance between colchicums and sativus ?
COLCHICUM IS ONE GENUS OF PLANT. CROCUS IS A DIFFERENT GENUS.
DOGS ARE ONE GENUS OF ANIMAL. PARROTS ARE A DIFFERENT GENUS.
TRY TEACHING YOUR DOG TO SAY HELLO. TRY TEACHING YOUR PARROT TO FETCH A STICK.
Colchicums are also Autumn flowering but come from species such as Colchicum speciosus and Colchicum autumnale. Colchicums belong to the Lily family whilst Crocus sativus belongs to the Iris family.
My parrot used to play fetch
My cat did too not sticks though but balls of wool, socks and rolled up tights and these were not from my house so heaven only knows whose house she burgled! In my house she used to 'fetch' one of those little super bouncy balls and pester me 'til I rolled it away for her again.