The North American Center for Saffron Research and Development

Saffron Resources & News

Saffron Workshop March 2017
Announcement & Program

Presenters/Organizers & Participants

Powerpoint Presentations (pdf format)

Secrets of Saffron: Susan Liechty, Herb Society of Amercia

Saffron Production: Hans Rotteveel, Roco Safron

Growing Saffron in VT High Tunnels: Arash Ghalehgolab, Univ. of VT

Saffron Pests: Arash Ghalehgolab, Univ. of VT

Where to Buy Corms

Related YouTube Videos on Saffron

Saffron from Spain

Spanish Saffron: A Traditional Delicacy

Iranian Saffron

Saffron: Autumn Gold-The Spice of Life (BBC)

Saffron Morphology, Cultivation and Economic Values

Extra thanks to Gardener's Supply Company Burlington for providing the venue!
saffron rice pudding
Saffron Rice Pudding
Captivated Audiance

Saffron Production: Planting Depth & Density for Saffron Corms: (2017) Margaret Skinner, Bruce L. Parker &  Arash Ghalehgolabbehbahani
North American Center for Saffron Research and Development Burlington, Vermont USA 

Saffron Production: Life Cycle of Saffron: (2017) Margaret Skinner, Bruce L. Parker &  Arash Ghalehgolabbehbahani
North American Center for Saffron Research and Development Burlington, Vermont USA

Research Summaries & Other Workshop Presentations

Survey of Needs and Priorities for Saffron Research and Development Results by Margaret Skinner, Bruce L. Parker, Cheryl F. Sullivan and Arash Ghalehgolabbehbahani

Saffron: A Golden Opportninty for Crop Diversification Powerpoint Presentation presented by Margaret Skinner at the Northeast Greenhouse Conference & Expo November 9, 2016 in Boxborough, MA

Saffron: A New Alternative Crop for Northern New England High Tunnels Reserach Summary
Saffron in the News

Researchers Hold Saffron Growing Workshop for Farmers: March 2017, ABC22


Could Saffron be the Next Big Thing for VT: NBC5

Science Friday:
A short piece about our saffron research was mentioned in the update section of Science Friday on NPR on February 3, 2017. To listen go to: http://www.sciencefriday.com/episodes/february-3-2017/    If you don't want to listen to the entire episode, go to Minute -84.18 to -82.31

Could the world's most expensive spice help farmers in Vermont? Public Radio International 'PRI'

Could an Exotic Spice from Iran help VT Farmers? Boston Globe.


A Spice Grows in Burlington. Inside Science

UVM Researchers Tout Growing Saffrin n Vermont. Seven Days.

Rare saffron could thrive in VT, prof says.
Skinner, M. & A. Ghalehgolabbehbahani. 2016. Nov. 5, 2016 Burlington Free Press Front Page article. Click HERE

World’s most expensive spice grown in Vermont. Skinner, M. & A. Ghalehgolabbehbahani. 2016. Nov. 11, 2016. Please copy and paste  link into your browser. www.wcax.com/story/33689640/worlds-most-expensive-spice-grown-in-vermont

Green Mountain Saffron. Skinner, M. & A. Ghalehgolabbehbahani. 2016. Vermont, UVM Alumni Quarterly. Univ. of Vermont, Burlington, VT. pg. 11.

How to grow saffron: Research Farm to home garden. Ghalehgolabbehbahani, A. & M. Skinner. 2016. The American Meadows Blog.

For more information, contact:

Margaret Skinner at: Tel: 802-656-5440, mskinner@uvm.edu or

Arash Ghalehgolabbehbahani at Tel: 802-656-5441, aghalego@uvm.edu

Entomology Research Laboratory, University of Vermont, 661 Spear Street, Burlington ,VT  05405,  Tel: 802.656.5440 - Fax: 802.656.5441

Last update: March 2017