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Reproduction Crocus Sativus

The Crocus Sativus is a triploid plant and it cannot reproduce asexually like other plants. Because of its unusual meiosis, saffron is sterile. In order to reproduce, the saffron needs a little help. This help refers to the division of the tubers. Since a saffron plant's comer needs to be planted every four years, it is within this period that the tubers are to be settled in the ground.

When dividing the bulb, it is an absolute shame if the wrong bulb was cut because this would kill the saffron plant. This is also the reason why there are certain professionals who are asked to do the job. Some professionals use sharp knives in separating the bulb yet more experienced professionals do it with their bare hands.