How is saffron cultivation beneficial for farmers?

Published on: 16-Sep-2023

Farmers can earn huge profits by producing saffron. The price of one kilo of saffron in the market ranges up to lakhs. Various types of fruits, vegetables, and spices are cultivated in India. But, the aroma of saffron produced in India is somewhat different. People all over the world are crazy about its fragrance. But, as soon as we hear its name, the first thing that comes to our mind is its price. Saffron is sold at a very high price. Its price is in thousands. Let us know who can earn a lot of money by growing it.


Saffron is used in making medicine

Saffron is not only used to enhance the taste of food but is also used in making medicines. Saffron is cultivated especially in some states of North India. Among these states, Jammu-Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh play a 

major role. Due to the favorable weather and red soil, there is a good production of saffron here. Its cultivation also proves to be economically beneficial for the people. 


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What is the color of the saffron flower?

For your information, let us tell you that when saffron plants flower. In such a situation, saffron flowers are plucked. The Saffron flower is light purple. The stamens inside it are red or saffron. Experts say that one gram is made from about 150 to 170 stamens of saffron flowers. One advantage of saffron cultivation is that it does not require repeated planting of seeds. Experts say that flowers keep growing in it for 15 years.


Saffron is cultivated in these hilly areas

Let us tell you that saffron can be cultivated by a farmer living in any state of India. However, suitable weather and soil for its cultivation are not available everywhere. For this reason, it is cultivated only in some parts. Therefore, people living in hilly areas, mainly in Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, can earn huge profits by doing their business. Let us tell you that due to the high demand in the market, its prices also remain quite high.