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2023 Saffron Harvest Season at Heray Spice Cooperative: Q&A - Heray Spice
Nov 19, 2023
Saffron harvest season is from November 5th to November 25th each year in Herat Afghanistan. This is almost the same for Kashmir India, Mashhad Iran, and Oregon USA. We can say globally the last month of Fall season is the harvest season for Crocus Flower or saffron flower. In this article I wanted to write some updates on harvest season, Afghanistan farmers, our cooperative current and future works and programs. Let's jump into it. 1. What is the significance of the saffron harvest season at Heray Spice Cooperative? Answer: The saffron harvest season at Heray Spice Cooperative is a crucial time where we gather the vibrant red saffron threads from the Crocus flowers. It's a period of intense activity, community collaboration, and a celebration of the rich cultural heritage of saffron cultivation in Afghanistan.  At Heray Spice we believe that everyone involved in farming should earn a sustainable and fair income. Our cooperative of Afghan farmers cultivates saffron with passion and care, bringing you the purest and freshest spice that not only elevates your dishes but also supports sustainable farming practices.
Unraveling the Enigma of Saffron's High Price - Heray Spice
Oct 17, 2023
Saffron, often touted as the world's most expensive spice, derives its luxurious price tag from a multitude of factors intricately woven into its production process. The labor-intensive harvesting, where each crimson thread is hand-picked, the expansive land required for cultivation, and the meticulous drying process, all contribute to its high cost. Strict quality standards ensure that only the finest saffron makes it to market, limiting its availability and adding to the expense. The spice's limited geographic range, confined to regions with specific climate and soil conditions, further restricts its supply. Combined with the unwavering demand for its unique flavor and vibrant color, the interplay of these factors drives saffron's premium price, making it an unrivaled culinary treasure worth every golden strand.