Thursday, October 29, 2009

Floral Eye Candy: The Saffron Harvest in Iran

For a pleasant shock of color as well as some pictures from the Islamic Republic of Iran decidedly cheerier than that country's usual appearances in the international press, take a look at this photogallery in The Guardian:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2007/nov/23/iran.india?picture=331349151

There is also an interesting, though somewhat older, post about the Iranian saffron industry on the blog of the Human Flower Project:

http://www.humanflowerproject.com/index.php/weblog/2006/11/P8/

If this inspires you to grow your own saffron crocuses (Crocus sativa), here is a link to the website of the European Saffron Project concluded in 2007, which has cultivation tips:

http://www.europeansaffron.eu/index.php?m1=20&lang=en

1 comment:

  1. I always feel guilty when I cook with saffron, thinking of how much work goes into harvesting it.
    Found you through Blotanical - hope we see you around there a lot.

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