Emporium Safran Québec

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About us

Emporium Safran Québec

Since 2014, Emporium Safran Québec has been cultivating quality saffron in the heart of the rich and wild lands of Lanaudière.

Our mission

To make discover this marvellous spice having a taste and an exceptional aromatic power. To transmit to the consumers the passion of saffron thanks to our range of products. Aware of the lack of knowledge of this spice, we want to inform our customers and offer them different ways to put saffron and its derivatives in their plate.

Advises

Crocus Sativus are planted in August, until the first week of September. In a well-drained soil with maximum sunlight. If necessary, the drainage of the soil should be corrected by adding organic matter and sand to lighten the texture.

Weeding is important to ensure a good harvest. Quebec winters generally provide the water necessary for bulbs to multiply. In the spring, watering is necessary if the soil is too dry. In summer, there is no need to water. In autumn, it is necessary to water towards the middle of September, if the rains are absent to activate the bloom. The flowers appear 6 to 8 weeks after planting. In winter, it is not necessary to cover, the snow serves as insulation.

Pruning and processing

Collect the flowers when the dew is gone. Prune your pistils inside and keep the red part only. Preferably, keep the 3 stigmas together. Dry or dehydrate at 40 to 60C until dark red. Put in a dark place for at least one month before eating.