Monday, October 22, 2012

MAGIC CROCUS

BEAUTIFUL HARVEST IN A BASKET
SINGLE FLOWER FROM A SINGLE TINY PLANT..
CONTRARY FROM THE WEAK APPEARANCE, IT HAS A DEEP ROOT IN THE GROUND
AND IT GROWS STRONG, SURVIVING TO SNOWY WINTERS..
.. INTO THE HARSH SOIL.
THE PICKING IS MANUAL: FLOWERS ARE PULLED GENTLY FROM THE PLANT, THAT WOULD PRODUCE OTHER FLOWERS; THE HARVEST TIME IS FROM THE MIDDLE OT OCTOBER TO MIDDLE OF NOVEMBER.
THE ESSICATION OF THE PISTILS IS A CRUCIAL POINT... ONE OF THE MANY THE FARMER RUNS INTO WITH THIS CULTIVATION.
0,2 GRAMS (1 OZ IS 30 GRAMS, SO.. LET ME CALCULATE: 2/10 OF THE THIRTIETH PART OF ONE OUNCE) ARE ENOUGH TO MAKE YELLOW A SAFFRON RISOTTO FOR 6 PEOPLE....THIS EXPLANS A LOT ABOUT THE PRICE!


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