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can you collect saffron from your own crocus is this safe

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  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,736

    This month's GW mag tells you which type it is ......can't remember offhandimage

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 27,246

    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.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,091

    don't get them mixed up with the colchicums image

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  • what is the differance between colchicums and sativus ?

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,221

    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.

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 27,246

    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.

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  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    My parrot used to play fetch image

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 27,246

    My cat did too image 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.

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