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' The harvest of the miracle plant began

Karabük, which is synonymous with the district of Safranbolu, was used in many areas such as paint, food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and food sector, the harvest of saffron called ' miracle plant ' began. Safran producer Yilmaz, ' the plant that took the rain before flowering, gives very beautiful flowers. Hopefully we will get the product we hope this year, ' he said.

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' The harvest of the miracle plant began

Karabük's Safranbolu district, which is used in many areas such as paint, food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and food sector, called "miracle Plant" began to harvest saffron.

  • Cultivation in Safranbolu, end of August and first week of September, kilograms Rami 25-30 thousand pounds of buyer of saffron, harvest of plant 15-30 centimeters in October and November is carried out.

After first year of planting, saffron bulbs, which gave product 3 years, are n removed from soil due to offspring. The onions that are separated from each or are n brought back to soil.

  • Saffron producer Ismail Yilmaz, said that Saffron is blooming season.

Yilmaz stated that harvest started and received good products, "Now we have begun to collect. We collect from October 10th. Flowering continues until end of November. Wear-bound, when air is open so much rain and countryside does not fall, we continue to collect flower in a time like 1.5 months, "he said.


The climate is going very well at moment, Yilmaz, said:

"Before flowering, field has also taken rain, it gives beautiful flowers. Hopefully we'll take product we hoped this year. My third year, this is better. It's most productive year of onion. We're going to get more products than past two years, so our target is. Since it is third year of this year, we will dismantle all onions in land in next June and change ir location because onions are so much, y're stuck, we'll increase cultivation a little more. "

  • Emphasizing that saffron is most troublesome period, Yilmaz, after collecting flower, process of drying of middle fibers in next phase reported exhausting.

Yilmaz, se fibers have taken a lot of time to be extracted and dried, "approximately 250 flowers in 1 gram of product stands. Every day we take m one by one, "he said.


  • Explaining that y did not have a problem with sale of saffron, Yilmaz added that foreign guests also showed interest of Safrana.

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