Saffron, also known as red gold, is a unique crop and by far the world’s most expensive spice. It 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.
Saffricon is offering trial packs for first time or existing producers to explore Saffron farming in their area. With support from Saffricon, the producer plants and cultivates saffron on their own land. Package options for commercial farming and for the home gardener are available.
The Trial Pack is not an economic unit but can become economic in 5 years through multiplication of corms over the years.