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Oct 23, 2011 5:19 PM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
Zany, the main cost of saffron comes from the fact that it can't be harvested mechanically. In the home garden, taking tweezers to each flower doesn't seem too inconvenient, but in a commercial operation, it means very high labor costs.

I don't grow much for looks, but I really do love seeing the little saffron crocuses this time of year, when most flowers have finished blooming.

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