There was nothing April-foolish about Farmer Wan's discovery yesterday of our first saffron crocus flowers (and not a pea-shoot in sight).
Having now officially harvested these little beauties, all we have to do is remove the orange stigmas (keeping them joined to each other at the bottom), dry them to the right standard and ship 'em off. We reckon these terrific specimens of the world's most expensive spice are probably worth 0.03cents.
Posted by Farmer Nik
About Ewan and Niki
Scottish mechanical engineer with a deep and abiding passion for good food. Outstanding cook. Builder of lots of stuff. Cattle whisperer. Connoisseur of beer. A lover rather than a fighter.
Kiwi writer and broadcaster who hates cabbage, even though she knows it's good for her. Chook wrangler. Grower of food and flowers. Maker of fine preserves. Lover of dancing and wine. Definitely a fighter.