I’ve just harvested my first saffron, but I don’t think Morocco has anything to worry about just yet as the entire crop will probably provide enough saffron for two meals at the most. Still, I have enjoyed the novelty of it all, harvesting the fragrant red stamens, drying them in the airing cupboard and storing them in a glass jar. The quantity is so small that I had to warn Andrew that the jar wasn’t empty! I bought my mature saffron corms from British Saffron, Caer Estyn Farm, Rhyddyn Hill, Caergwrle Wrexham, LL12 9EF (Currently no other contact details available). Most commercially available corms will need at least 3 years before they settle in to flowering.