November 14, 2020

Growing Saffron at My Farm

I no longer have to travel to exotic countries to get the vivid crimson-colored spice called saffron - we're growing it right here at my Bedford, New York farm.

I hope you saw my Instagram post @MarthaStewart48 earlier this week when I shared an image of a jar of harvested saffron. My friend, Hannah Milman, planted thousands of saffron corms in various gardens around the property and many of them are flowering right now. It is all part of her New York Saffron Project. Saffron, Crocus sativus, is a perennial fall-blooming corm that is grown extensively in southeastern Asia and parts of the Mediterranean region. It is planted in late summer and then harvested about eight weeks later from late October to early November. It's so exciting to see these flowers develop.

Enjoy these photos.