In the village of Lyubimovka in the Kherson region, farmers grow saffron, the world’s most expensive spice. Landing material costs a lot, but the profit from small areas is measured by tens of thousands of dollars, writes Agro-Center.
Flowers of saffron bloom during the first frost, so it is essential to quickly collect them quickly. 25 flowers make only 1 gram of spice because small red stamens are the only part of the plan that is used. After separating stamens, farmers dry them. Dried spice can be stored for up to hundred years.
A kilogram of saffron bulbs costs 4-5 euros. Watch the story for more:
A year ago, the fellow villagers of the farmers had been enjoying their fields of saffron. They claim it’s a good business because the flower grows well in our climate.