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Carthamus tinctorius
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Carthamus tinctorius
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20 gram for 15 Euros
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25 gram for 16 Euros
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40 gram for 26 Euros
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100 gram for 47 Euros
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500 gram for 93 Euros
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1000 gram for 121 Euros
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5000 gram for 469 Euros
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Carthamus tinctorius

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 23381

Type of plant - annual
Flower or inflorescence: bright ORANGE-YELLOW, in capit. to 3.5cm. dia.
Fruit: (soflo ~120 days)(sow in situ, cool germinator, 10-18 deg.C., 1-2 weeks)
Foliage: ovate
Height, in meters: 1.5
Height, in feet: 4.95
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Common names for Carthamus tinctorius:

(cul:to colour rice,seed oil polyunsaturated),  (dye:orange-red for wool & silk),  Azafran,  Carthame,  Corrales Azafran,  Dyer's Saffron,  False Saffron,  Farber-Saflor,  Farberdistel,  Goldtuft,  Hoang tchi,  Hong hua,  Koosumbha,  Krokosz barwierski,  Kusum,  Kusumbha,  Saffron Thistle, 


Carthamus tinctorius is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

19:   Everlasting and Dried Flower Seeds Australian and Other
34:   Oriental Herb and Vegetable Seed List
Not all Oriental Herbs are Culinary, or even edible. Be sure to correctly identify and prepare all herbs and vegetables before use.
36:   Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic
Not all medicinal, dye or aromatic plants are edible, some are toxic if eaten and others are dangerous if applied to the skin. Please check uses for plants.
44:   Cut flowers Commercial and other Recommended Varieties
53:   Bedding Plant Seed List
75:   Natives of Asia Minor and Introductions
90:   Cereals, Legumes, and other Food and Oilseed Plants
161:   Edible Flowers
Some flowers are poisonous if not cooked. Some are only edible while in bud. Identify and correctly prepare all flowers before eating. Do not eat flowers that have been sprayed with weedkiller or other chemicals.
181:   Birdseed, Wild and Game
185:   Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke
"Smoke" contains a butenolide compound produced by certain plants when heated, it speeds up or starts the germination of seeds from many different genera.
246:  Asteraceae
699:   Ayurvedic Medicinal Herbs
703:   Dye Plants Pigments for Fabric, Food, Paint
708:  Compositae
719:   North American Native Ethnobotanicals
Including medicinal, dye, fiber, food, construction, ritual
952:   Wholesale Selection


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Germination guide for Carthamus tinctorius

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Carthamus tinctorius seeds will usually germinate in 12-18 days.
Sow Carthamus tinctorius seeds about 6mm deep in a Well drained seed sowing mix at about 15°C.

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