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Seed Savers Exchange

Flower, Lorenzo Trussoni Safflower (organic)

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$3.75
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$3.75
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** SEED PREORDER EVENT - Seeds ordered by February 21st will be available for pickup beginning March 5th. Please do not order if you need your seeds earlier! **
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(Carthamus tinctorius) Lorenzo Trussoni definitely knew best when he brought this safflower from Italy to Genoa, Wisconsin, in 1889. Not only do its dried petals make an excellent saffron substitute when harvested fresh and dried inside, but the flowers also add a splash of vivid (yellow and orange-red) color to the garden. Plants reach about 2' tall and form flowering branches along their main stems. Today this safflower is grown by many in the Italian-American community in Genoa, including Lorenzo’s descendants. 75-80 days from seeding to first blossoms. Organic.

SUBSTITUTIONS: Due to supply chain issues and high demand, some seed varieties may not be available. If an item in your order is unavailable, we will substitute a similar variety. If you do NOT want substitutions, enter “No Substitutions” in the comment box during checkout and we will refund you for the unavailable item(s).
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Red Thread Farm is thrilled to be a retail partner for Seed Savers Exchange! SSE is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of heirloom seeds. Since 1975, SSE has been stewarding America's culturally diverse and endangered garden and food crop legacy for present and future generations. Learn more at www.seedsavers.org.

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