Where Can I Buy Saffron Bulb In South Africa

What is a Saffron Bulb?

Crocus sativus, commonly known as saffron crocus or autumn crocus, is a species of flowering plant in the iris family Iridaceae.

A cormous autumn-flowering cultivated perennial, unknown in the wild, it is best known for the culinary use of its floral stigmas as the spice saffron.

Where Can I Buy Saffron Bulb In South Africa?

Saffron Spice Box Pavilion

Address: Corner of Harry Gwala Road The Pavillion Shopping Centre Shop 6, Checkers Hyper Dawncliffe Westville, Durban, 3629, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 7 pm

Phone: +27 31 266 2119

Pick n Pay Hyper Steeledale

Address: Linroy St, South Hills, Johannesburg South, 2197, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 6 pm

Phone: +27 11 610 5000

Checkers Hyper Mall Of Africa

Address: Shop 1065, Mall of Africa,Lone Creek &, Magwa Cres, Waterfall City, Midrand, 1682, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 8 pm

Phone: +27 12 649 0347

How much is saffron in South Africa?

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In South Africa, saffron (sometimes referred to as “red gold”) retails for as much as R250/g (or R250 000/kg). The hefty price tag is attributed to the labor-intensive harvesting methods followed – from picking the flowers to removing the threads – which is all done by hand.

How many bulbs for 1kg saffron?

You should expect between 1 to 3 flowers per bulb and a 180 flowers for 1g of dried saffron. The number of bulbs will multiply by two each year. Approximately 80 to 90 Bulbs per kg.

Where does saffron grow in South Africa?

Engelbrecht says the saffron he has been growing on land between the Northern Cape’s Williston and Calvinia exceeds the (quality) of imported products in flavor and aroma. This superior quality reflects in the sales price.

How long do saffron bulbs take to grow?

about 6-10 weeks

Saffron Crocus (Crocus sativus) in bloom. 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.