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Corrales Azafrán


Carthamus tinctorius. Safflower from the village of Corrales, New Mexico.  Azafrán translates as "saffron." This unrelated red/orange thistle-like flower was used as a saffron substitute in the Spanish Colonies.  (Approximately 2 Tbls. of dried Azafran petals equals a pinch of saffron) 

Keeps well as a dried flower, though flower calyxes are very prickly.  Plant seeds with the summer rains about 1/4 inch deep. Plants grow 3-4 feet tall.  Approx. 1g/25 seeds per packet. Approx. 1g/25 seeds per packet.


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