The flower field Saffron (saffron flowers) accounting for most of the area of Kashmir, India. Saffron’s pistil harvest here is very labor-intensive, because all of it must be done by hand so almost any flower field accounts for the majority of family labor, from the elderly to the very young babies. know walk. Looking at the vast field of purple flowers under the fleeting hands of the Kashmir people can see the artistic quality of the “Kashmir hands”.
Saffron – Saffron also called Kesar (in India) is the spice most expensive world by the time the current. Saffron is originally from Greece, grown mainly in South Asia, India, China and Europe. The saffron fibers that we often see is the pistil of saffron flowers, pistil is also the most valuable part of the plant, manually separated and dried. 175,000 saffron flowers must be harvested to make 1 kilogram of dried pistil.
Saffron flower fields burst into life in the morning dew
The most expensive Saffron pistil in the world today
Saffron Kashmir is the most purple, saffron pistil is considered to have the strongest aroma and color and the best quality of all saffron in the world.
Saffron field scenes are harvested from all family members.
Saffron flower fields are planted directly to facilitate the harvest
Young people concentrate on picking Saffron flowers
Saffron harvest season is very busy, people have to gather members to the field early in the morning
The two grandparents reveled in their Saffron flowers
In the field, everyone is very hardworking “picking flowers”
Hey, where did you bring my mother’s flowers!
Looking at the hard work of the two father and son bring my mother’s flowers!
Gorgeous hands adorn Saffron’s rustic looks
These are the hands that make the world’s most expensive spice
People gathered Saffron in one place
Masculine beauty with Saffron flowers
The whole family is gathering to stammer Saffron
In Saffron flowers only 3 strands, and the cup must be clever to take it out
The rough, gentle hands cradling the delicate petals are a touching sight. A pair of beautiful hands is one that cherishes and appreciates beauty. These are the hands that make excellent quality Saffron fibers shipped all over the world.
The Saffron Harvesting In Kashmir- A True Family Affair
Towards the end of October, thousands of acres of land in Pampore near Srinagar gets painted purple with the blossoming saffron crocus flowers. Complete families of farmers engage in the flower picking process with glee. Every saffron bulb acts as the source of three to flour flowers. The flowers are plucked into baskets and then collected together on sheets of cloth kept in a corner of the field. They are then taken home, where the stamens are separated from the flowers. It is the stamen that acts as the spice that we use.
Saffron is one of the most expensive spices in the world and Pampore is the highest producer of Saffron in India. The flowering and flower picking season of saffron lasts over a fortnight and makes saffron the most important cash crop for Kashmiri farmers.