Safflower, Zanzibar (Carthamus tinctorius) seeds, organic


Family:  Aster (Asteraceae)

Annual. 100 to 120 days to harvest

Native to the Mediterranean.   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.

Packet contains 30 Seeds
10 g contains ~240 Seeds
Certified Organically Grown


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