Saffron can grow on different types of soils ranging from sandy loam to clay loam. However, proper drainage should be ensured to avoid rotting of corms.
Time of planting
The optimum time of planting ranges from July to first week of August. Mid July is the best time to sowing.
Saffron is propagated by means of corms. The plant is perennial and only large sized corms with diameter of 2.5 cm or above may be used for planting.