Saffron-based pigments have indeed been found in 50,000-year-old depictions of prehistoric places in northwest Iran – read more in Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saffron
In the UK, saffron was grown a lot later, in the 16th/17th century. Better late to the party than miss it!
David Smale re-introduced Saffron back into Essex in 2000. Giving its name to Saffron Walden, saffron was a big earner in this area way back in the 16th and 17th centuries. Discover more here:
The Wrigglers #gardening #cartoon looks at how to grow your own Saffron Crocus with the help of some expert articles:
How to Grow saffron with Gardener’s World
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