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CROCUS: spring sensation

Crocus Sativus is probably the oldest produced bulb crop in the world, which origin goes back over 4000 years ago. Famous for its saffron the old Greek and Egyptian cultures produced it for the yellow colour (paint), to use it as an aphrodisiac, a perfume and as a medicine. It was also used to spice up the food and in many more ways. Saffron was a valuable item which resulted in a worldwide trade with all ups and downs.

Crocus is one of the earliest flowers that comes up after the winter. Usually together with Galanthus Nivalis it gives a touch of spring.

There are many types of botanical crocus. However, in AMSONIA we mainly focus on big sized crocus which can be forced as well on pots.

In this group we sell only a limited amount of varieties.

  • Flower record
  • Grand maitre
  • Jeanne d’Arc
  • King of the striped
  • Pickwick
  • Remembrance
  • Vanguard
  • Yellow

About packing, storage and transport

Crocus are packed in boxes 60 x 40 x 23 cm (length x width x height) and one pallet can hold 40-45 boxes.

Average amount per box:

Size 10+                1000 bulbs

Size 9/10              1500 bulbs

Size 8/9                2000 bulbs

Crocus should be stored during the entire period in a well ventilated dry place with lots of fresh air at temperatures 17-20 celcius. To make them flower, crocus bulbs need to receive a cold period of around 3 months. Please consult AMSONIA if you have technical questions about giving the right coolingperiod and the growing.


Transport of Crocus (non-treated) takes place in a temperature controlled truck and is usually in combination with Tulips and other bulbtypes. Transport temperature around 17-20 celcius with good ventilation and circulation of air.