2008 Saffron harvest

November 30, 2008

The only flower so far...

The only flower so far...

Another view

Another view

I purchased some Crocus Sativus for my late father many years ago. They have grown well, but as has been said by nursery-men, they’re shy beasties. So far this year, this is the only one to flower, and hence the total saffron crop.

I tried taking pictures on a previous year, but that camera did not pick out the colour of the flower, so I did not use them. This camera phone did the job
wonderfully.

However, these pics have sat in my camera for a couple of weeks or so, due to computer problems.

The 2008 Saffron harvest

The 2008 Saffron harvest

Update: In fact another crocus did flower a week or so later, but I was not around to harvest the saffron.