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Corrales Azafrán

  • HB014
  • Carthamus tinctorius. Safflower from the village of Corrales, New Mexico.  Azafrán translates as "saffron." This unrelated red/orange thistle-like flower was used as a saffron substitute in the Spanish Colonies.  (Approximately 2 Tbsp. of dried Azafran petals equals a pinch of saffron) 

    Keeps well as a dried flower, though flower calyxes are very prickly. 

    From our Seed Bank Collection.

    • Origin: high desert, about 6000' elevation
    • Plant seeds with the summer rains about 1/4 inch deep.
    • Plants grow 3-4 feet tall.  
    • Approx. 1g/25 seeds per packet.
    • Limit 3 packets.
  • $3.95

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Ricardo Rubio

Thanks that was very helpful I have a few plants that abaut two feet high keep in touch Ricardo

Adia Olguin
Wonderful seeds!

We grew these the for the first time in the summer of 2021. They grew easily and were very bountiful. This year we were able to grow new plants from the seeds harvested from the plants we grew last year.

Randiesia Fletcher
Corralled Azafran

I am looking forward to these seeds sprouting. I planted some but they did not come up. I planted some more yesterday.

Helen Rodriguez
shared seeds with Texas and Calif native gardeners....waiting for feedback, Love the seeds!

Will know more when plants grow to reply...