Bunch (Dokhtar Pitsch) Saffron

It has a variety of names, including Daughter Screwed, Daste Pitsch, Khooshe.For collecting this type of Saffron, the Saffron stigmas associated with cream are collected together to form a cluster and finally a strand is used to wrap the cluster from the middle part of I and is dried without any change in the cluster. Bunch or Daste is used to collect Saffron Coupe, Saffron Thread and Cut Saffron.It is also called Red& White in which the red part is about 70% to 75% and the style is about 25% and 30%. According to Iran’s Standard, it is called filament 4%.This quality has according to ISO standard 3632-2– colouring, Crocin, of about 190– flavour, Safranal, of about 40– bitterness, Picrocrocin, of about 75.Bunch Saffron MoistureSaffron is very sensitive to moisture. Because its stigmas are dried and only needs it for fragrance so its moisture should be fewer than 8%.Bunch Saffron ShapeBunch Saffron shape is dry, red – white, oval , round, long and Elongated.

Bunch Saffron SizeBunch Saffron Size is 2 to 3 cm.

 Bunch Saffron AromaSaffron has a good and excellent aroma and special essence but its power aroma is less than Sargol saffron.  

Bunch Saffron Harvesting TimeSaffron flower harvesting time is usually harvested in mid-autumn season.

The saffron harvests from the October per years.

The best time for harvesting is early morning before the sun shine so saffron don’t lose its quality.