HB014

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.
  • $3.25

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