Where Can I Buy Saffron Seeds In South Africa

What is a Saffron Seed?

The saffron plant has seeds that are under the soil and you only see saffron flowers out of the soil.

Where Can I Buy Saffron Seeds In South Africa?

Seeds for Africa

Address: Rivergate Industrial, Unit 2 and 3 Columbus Park, 31 Columbus Cres, Cape Farms, Cape Town, 7441, South Africa

Areas served: South Africa

Hours: Closed ⋅ Opens 8 am Fri

Phone: +27 21 201 1118

Spice City

Address: 24 Reen Ave, Athlone Industria, Cape Town, 7764, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5:30 pm

Phone: +27 21 699 0554

Komati Foods

Address: 74 Lower Main Rd, Observatory, Cape Town, 7925, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5:30 pm

Phone: +27 21 448 2130

Atlas Trading Company

Address: 104 Wale St, Schotsche Kloof, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5:15 pm

Phone: +27 21 423 4361

Can I grow saffron in South Africa?

Planting saffron

Engelbrecht says that the planting season for saffron in South Africa is between the beginning of March and April/May. The saffron growing season is quite short. Most of it happens underground in the corms, until the flowers appear aboveground.

What is the price of saffron in South Africa?

R250 000/kg

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 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.

Who grows saffron in South Africa?


Saffricon is the first official farming producer in South Africa and offers various opportunities to farmers to get involved with saffron cultivation and is positioned to support prospective farmers in the process.