Where Is Saffron Grown?

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Saffron refers to a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus. It is endemic to Southwest Asia but was first cultivated in Greece. Saffron is commonly used in Indian, Persian, European, Arab and Turkish cuisines.
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Saffron is the dried orange-red stigmas of the crocus flower it is grown all over the world.
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Saffron is a spice that is from the dried stigma of the saffron crocus flower. The Saffron crocus grows in a Mediterranean climate, however natural rainfall or irrigation is required
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Oranges are grown in numerous locations throughout the world including Brazil, The United States (Florida and California) Mexico, China, India and Spain.
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I have yet to hear of Saffron grown anywhere in the USA. MOST is grown outside the US. VERY expensive to buy. Nursery Sources: Brent and Becky's Bulbs. 7463 Heath Trail. Gloucester,
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Saffron thrives in the Mediterranean, the North American chaparral, and like climates where hot, dry summer breezes sweep semi-arid lands. It can survive cold winters by tolerating frosts and short periods of snow cover. You can find more info at: en.wikipedia.org
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