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Saffron Harvest

The saffron harvest is a large part of Iran's tradition and culture.

The crocus blossoms or saffron blossoms are harvested only in laborious manual work by many helpers, since machines cannot take over this fine procedure.

The saffron harvest is a large part of Iran's tradition and culture.

The harvest usually takes place in the early morning hours to protect the saffron blossom from sunlight. The sun's rays open the saffron blossom and the picking of the saffron threads becomes more difficult.

saffron blossoms

After the saffron blossoms have been picked, an experienced saffron picker can open a maximum of 2 kilograms of saffron blossoms a day and remove the saffron threads.

The fresh saffron threads must then be dried and processed on the same day to maintain the high quality of saffron.

The high amount of work involved in harvesting saffron explains the high price of saffron on the market. This tradition of saffron picking cannot be replaced by machines and is still carried out as centuries ago.

This tradition of saffron picking cannot be replaced by machines and is still carried out as centuries ago.

The annual saffron harvest takes about 2 weeks in the respective regions. In Iran (ایران) - Khorasan (خراسان) in the north of Mashhad (مشهد) the saffron harvest starts in mid-October and slowly shifts into the south and south-east of Mashhad (مشهد) in the direction of Gonabad (گناباد) - Ghaen (قائن) and Ferdous (فردوس). The entire saffron harvest in Iran therefore lasts from mid-October to the beginning of December.

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