Saffron Agro-Climatic Requirements !
Saffron Cultivation can be Successfully taken up in Sub-temperate climate at an Altitude Ranging from 1500m to 2400M above MSL. Sunny days during flowering stage are favourable for good Productivity.
Saffron is an Rainfed Crop In general Area's which receive 30 To 40 Cm's of precipitation and Remain covered with snow during winter are congenial for Commercial Cultivation, Further spring are favorable for Corms production, A second spell of rains at the end of Summer or at beginning of Autumn is Beneficial for Profuse Flowering.
Saffron cultivation can ideally be taken up in well drained loamy light soil having Neutral to Slightly Alkaline Soil Reaction, Water Logging /Poor Drainage Condition of Soil cause Rotting of Corms and therefore for Successful Saffron Cultivation The Development of proper Drainage System is an inevitable farm management requirements.