Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Harvesting Saffron

I actually harvested three stigma from my one blooming crocus.
The stigma are the tiny reddish orange thread-like objects hanging below the flower.

After drying, they can be stored then used in cooking. The Pennsylvania Germans considered saffron a must have ingredient in some soup recipes. A 1/4 tsp is going to take a lot more stigma!

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