The Mediterranean-continental climate creates the ideal environment for the cultivation of the bulbs.

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Saffron requires Mediterranean-continental climates, from cold winters to hot, dry summers. The ideal time for planting is during the summer, preferably between the first week of July and the first of September.

The soil must be limy, fertile and with a high content of organic matter. The most important edaphic limitation is drainage, since flooding damages it, so it is often planted in light or medium textured soils.

The bulbs are buried to a depth of approximately 15-20 cm and in separate furrows of 10 to 30 cm between them. After the fourth or fifth harvest, between the months of May and June, the extraction process takes place, as the proliferation of the corms begins to create competition for space and food between them.

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The saffron comes from Asia Minor and there are data that used it 2,000 years B.C?

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In Spain it was introduced by the Arabs between the 8th and 10th centuries. From the beginning its main use was culinary, something that spread throughout all Mediterranean countries

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Catalonia was the gateway of saffron to the Iberian Peninsula, and it was the first region of Spain that, during the Middle Ages, cultivated and exported the first saffron recognized for its excellent quality

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The magnificent properties of saffron make it a versatile spice used in different fields? In addition to gastronomy, saffron is currently used in medicine, cosmetics and perfumery

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The saffron have a great source of vitamins that help improve the quality of life? It has been shown to even have beneficial effects in the fight against degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and multiple sclerosis

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To get 1 kg of saffron, do you need about 200,000 flowers? The flower, which lasts only one day, has inspired numerous mythological tales, legends that have been born in the oldest civilizations.

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