Month: Feb 2021

At R200,000 For One Kilogram, This Could Be SA’s Hot New Export Crop

A Northern Cape farmer has tested saffron production in South Africa over recent years, which he believes could yield local producers R200,000 per kilogram.
But it takes some 150,000 crocus sativus flowers to yield one kilogram, Netwerk24 reports.
Production is labour intensive, but the flowers are frost resistant and don’t need that much water.

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