Saffron With the scientific name of Crocus sativus, is the most precious spice in the world, and has been used for many years in addition to cooking, in the production of cosmetics, dyeing and medicines. This 6 purple flower grows under desert soil, in hot and dry climates and has bulb. Among these purple petals, there are 3 red stigmas, which is the Saffron.
Iran is the first and largest producer and exporter of 90% of the world's saffron.
Khorasan saffron ranks first in the country and is also registered in the national heritage of the country.
Saffron is grown in the provinces of Isfahan, Qom, Shiraz, Kerman and most of all in South Khorasan. Tours for this purpose are held every year in Natanz, Isfahan, and also Gonabad and Ghaenat, Khorasan, Wonderful Iran Tout is ready to book this interesting tour for you. You can check our excursion tours for Saffron.
The saffron flower is harvested in early October to mid-November. These flowers should be picked by hand before sunrise and then the red stigmas should be separated from the flowers by hand and dried. For every 100,000 to 200,000 flowers, there are 5 kg of saffron, which reaches 1 kg after drying.
Wonderful Iran invites you to participate in Saffron harvesting tour, eating delicious home-made food by Saffron, Drink Saffron tea and listen to folk Khorasani (or other region traditional music) music playing in the agricultural land.