Safflower, Zanzibar (Carthamus tinctorius) seeds, organic
$3.95 – $18.10
Family: Aster (Asteraceae)
Annual. 100 to 120 days to harvest
Native to the Mediterranean, flowering yellow-orange-red to 4 feet tall. Safflowers have highly colored yellow-red flowers that make an inexpensive substitute for saffron. The petals can be successfully infused in oil, producing a deep orange color. Plant prefers sun to part shade and poor, dryish soils. Large seeds are best direct-seeded after last frost. Harvest flowers once they open, or let mature to produce the oil-rich seed. Space plants 1 to 2 feet apart.
Packet contains 30 Seeds
10 g contains ~240 Seeds
Certified Organically Grown