Saffron Suppliers In South Africa

What is a Saffron?

Saffron Suppliers In South Africa

Saffron Shop

Phone: +27 61 499 9953

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Phone: +27 61 499 9953

How much is 1kg of saffron in South Africa?

The world’s most expensive spice, saffron, locally retails for as much as R250,000 per kilogram. Abongile Nzelenzele interviews Bennie Engelbrecht, founder of Saffron.

Saffron, a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, grows in winter. It has a distinctive red color and is often referred to as “red gold”.

Where is saffron grown in South Africa?

From there, I imported a few bulbs, and slowly grew larger and larger to where I am today, eight years later, farming saffron on 2.5 ha in the Karoo between Calvinia and Williston.

” Engelbrecht now owns and runs Saffricon, which produces and markets saffron in South Africa and abroad.

How long does saffron take to grow?

Saffron Crocus (Crocus sativus) creates quick jewel-toned flowers in the fall garden in about 6-10 weeks (sometimes as little as 4-6 weeks) after being planted.

They can be planted in the garden in zones 6-10 or can be used in containers on a patio or grown indoors.

What is Saffron used for in South Africa?

The vivid crimson stigma and styles, called threads, are collected and dried for various uses. Saffron is used 

as a seasoning and coloring agent in various food dishes, fragrances, perfumes, dyes,s and in medicine for various ailments and health benefits.