Objectives of the Project
The objective of this project is to create, characterise and exploit a germplasm collection (bank) in Crocus species, including saffron Crocus (C. sativus Linn.). The actions and means involved are:
1. Collection, multiplication, conservation and documentation of Crocus genetic resources.
2. Characterisations and evaluation of Crocus genetic resources.
3. Application of the Crocus germplasm information and banked accessions. more...
Saffron is the most valuable food product per gram anyware and one of the oldest organic crops and traditional (although unproven) medicinal plants, as well as a significant part of the Eurasian cultural inheritance ...more