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QUESTION: How many crocus flowers does it take to make a pound of saffron?
ANSWER:

To glean 1 lb (450 g) of dry saffron requires the harvest of 50,000–75,000 flowers; a kilogram requires 110,000–170,000 flowers.4]   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saffron

Saffron (pronounced /ˈsæfrən/ or /ˈsæfrɒn/)[1] is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the “saffron crocus”. Saffron crocus grows to 20–30 cm (8–12 in) and bears up to four flowers, each with three vivid crimson stigmas, which are the distal end of a carpel.[2] The styles and stigmas, called threads, are collected and dried to be used mainly as a seasoning and colouring agent in food. Saffron, long among the world’s most costly spices by weight

Two answered correctly:  K6JRD & KJ6SBW

Thanks to all that checked into the net. Special thanks to Gary (W6NVY) for use of the repeater.

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