Category Archives: Growing Saffron

Techniques, innovation and growing saffron methods

CO2 emission free website and shipments

co2 emission zero

Mission accomplished: CO2 emission free website and shipments. Today we are we are excited to present our latest collaboration! When we founded our company, we never doubted that ours should have been a low environmental impact project, in full respect of nature. We chose to devote ourselves to saffron because we liked the idea of […]

Counterfeit saffron and its price

According to the European Commission, spices fall into the category of the most counterfeited food products: as early as the 1st century AD. the Latin writer Pliny said of saffron “There is nothing that is falsified as much as this”. In Italy, unfortunately, it is not compulsory to indicate the origin of the product on […]

Saffron cover crop

Pacciamatura viva zafferano, saffron cover crop

After investing a lot of time last year to contrast the weeds, this year, according to our resolution to follow the principles of organic agriculture, we decide to invest in a cover crop for our saffron cultivation. Usually, cover crops are used primarly to slow soil erosion, and to avoid the loss of nutrients caused […]

Planting the bulbs – 2019

Impianto bulbi 2019

Now, at the beginning of September, after cleaning and checking them and after working the soil, we are planting the bulbs harvested in July. Now we just have to wait for the first sprouts!

The quality of saffron, how to test

Vendita Zafferano in Stimmi - Zafferano in Pistilli - Zafferano Emiliano

To test the quality of saffron you have to take into account three parameters: colour, taste and fragrance content. The colouring power derives from the content of crocin, a reddish organic pigment. The bittering power is given by pirocrocin, a glucoside whose level tends to decrease in the product over time and depending on the […]