0.1gr portion of Quercy Organic Saffron. Also available in portions of 0.2 gr., 0.3 gr., 0.4 gr. 0.5 gr. and 1 gr.
Did you know that 1 gram of saffron has the power to flavour deliciously and colour the contents of more than 60 plates! A simple calculation, the dose for one serving is only 0.02 grams! Download the conditions of use and conservation
Crocus Sativus does not exist in the wild. Its vegetation is reversed: flowering takes place in October / November while the dormant period is during the summer months. The bulbs are planted in July / August, 20 cm deep. They are thus protected from frost. The saffron stays in place for 3 to 4 years.
In full maturity, a saffron produces on average between 6 and 9 flowers per bulb. It takes between 150 and 200 flowers to produce 1 gr. saffron
In autumn when the first flowers appear, for 4 to 6 weeks ,each day is divided into 2 stages: picking flowers in the morning and pruning in the afternoon. Pruning consists of removing the stigmas from the pistil. The latter are dehydrated and bear the name of SAFFRON following a weight loss of more than 80%.