Saffron cultivating opportunities in Southern 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. Saffron is a unique crop and by far the world’s most expensive spice.

Known as red gold, saffron is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus Sativus, commonly known as saffron. The vivid crimson stigma and styles, called threads, are collected and dried for various uses. Saffron is used as a seasoning and colouring agent in various food dishes, in fragrances, perfumes, dye and in medicine for various ailments and health benefits.

Farming Saffron

Saffron is a winter crop and is traditionally planted in winter rainfall areas.  Corms can be planted in summer rainfall areas but we advise to lift the corms at the end of the growing season should your area receive excessive rain.

Trial Pack

Saffricon is offering this trial pack to test saffron farming in their area and climatic conditions before expanding their saffron growing operation.

Gardener Pack

Saffricon created the Gardener Pack, especially for the avid gardener who want to plant a few corms in their garden for own use.

Buy to Own

With support from Saffricon, the producer plants and cultivates saffron on their own landcrop.

Saffron is a special crop and by far the world’s most expensive spice. Known as red gold, saffron is is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the saffron crocus.

The vivid crimson stigma and styles, called threads, are collected and dried for various uses. Saffron is used as a seasoning and colouring agent in various food dishes, in fragrances, perfumes, dye and in medicine for various ailments and health benefits.

 

Cultivate Saffron

The world’s most expensive spice

Saffricon is supported by Laeveld Agrochem, Agri Technovation and Agri All Africa.

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