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CROCUS SATIVUS L. QUALITY CERTIFIED BULBS TUBERS (Saffron)
Bulb tubers (often incorrectly called "bulbs") are rooted from the soil and harvested every year at the end of June / early July. Once cooked, they are carefully washed and dried and undergo a special heat treatment. Then they are calibrated (sorted) by size and ready for sale.
These are autumn varieties that will bloom in autumn. It is necessary to plant them a bit earlier than other bulbs. Ideal planting time is from August to September. Saffron is a permanent crop. The buds grow every year in the country, so it is possible to harvest their own saffron for 4 to 5 consecutive years, when harvesting increases each year. After this period, it is necessary to dig up the bulb tubers and re-plant them on another site. With this cultivation method, it is enough to buy onion bulbs only once in order to obtain saffron for many years.
The planting site is recommended to be sunny. Saffron can be planted directly into the lawn. Before the planting is done, the soil must be treated. Sprinkle well at the height of the spade and fertilize the compost. The ideal depth of planting is 10 - 15 cm with 5-10 cm spacing between the bulb tubers on the line.
The amount of bulk tubers that can be cut per m2 depends on their size. For 7/8 onion bulbs, about 60 to 70 bulbs per m2, 8/9 tubers, 50 to 60 pieces per square meter, and 9/10 tubers can be planted, 40 to 50 pieces per m2.
The size of the tuber is given in centimeters of the circumference of the tuber. For example, 9/10 stubs have a circle between 9 and 10 centimeters. The diameter of bulb tubers can be easily calculated by dividing the Pi-circumference circumference (Pi 3, 14). Tubers of size 9/10 have a diameter of 9 / 3.14 2.86 and 10 / 3.14 3.18 centimeters.
We recommend regular fertilizing with bulk fertilizer on bulbs. After flowering, it is possible to keep onion bulbs on the site for the next season. If we take them out and keep them in a cool and dark place, we will prevent possible diseases that can potentially attack the tubers. We take the tubers after the leaf is dead, clean, dry and store.
Tips for home breeding
Do you want a great gift for yourself or a gardener who also likes to cook? Which way to try to grow your own saffron ... The price of this legendary spice corresponds to its rarity and difficulty in obtaining.
You can try bulb tubers to grow saffron in your garden. Bulb tubers are enough to plant in the late summer in the sunny place of the garden or in the container and put it in the place where the sun is most focused, and then only patiently waiting for the result. If you are lucky, in a few days you will see how the safflower plants awaken just when everything else in the garden begins to slowly enter the dampening phase. Crocus sativus L. will create the illusion of a blooming spring in the autumn garden.
General planting procedure:
1. Shorten bulb tubers as soon as they are received
2. Read the instructions on the packaging, find the necessary instructions for cultivation.
3. Find a sunny place in your garden that has good drainage - onion saffron bulbs do not like too damp soil. If you want to grow saffron in the pot, prepare a medium container and place it in a sunny place.
4. Use a bulb bulb to drill a hole according to the size of the package and the number of pieces. Add good compost.
5. We recommend placing the safflower bulbs in the bulb basket. In this case, the pit should be slightly larger to the size of the basket. The caterpillars are orientated upwards. If one accidentally overturns, it does not matter, the flower finds its way up.
6. Thoroughly fill the sink pit in the soil with water to remove the air pockets. Include clay.
Within weeks, visible shoots should be visible.
Saffron Harvest: If you've decided to grow spice saffron, remove the bright red junkyards that you will see in each bloom center as soon as the flowers unfold. You can use them immediately in fresh form or dry them for later use. If you want to dry the saffron knives, simply lay them off for a few days on a paper towel in a dry place. Once dry, put them in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
Cibulové hlízky nabízíme:
in a conventional quality, grown in a sustainable manner, size 7/8, 8/9, 9/10 - classified as Class 1, Dutch Flower Inspection of BKD.
in ORGANIC quality, grown under organic farming with BIO certificate, size 7/8, 8/9, 9/10 - classified as Class 1, Dutch Flower Inspection BKD.