Saffron of Kishtwar

Saffron is a costliest crop of Kishtwar. It is popularly known as "KESAR" throughout India. Its Sanskrit name is 'Kum-Kum' or 'Lohit', whereas Kishtwari call it 'KUNG'. The Botanical name of Saffron is 'Crocus Sativa'. Its Persian name is 'Zafron'. It is produced in Spain, Iran, France, Sicily and Jammu

SAFFRON

Saffron Flowers

Saffrons Flowers coming out from soil The Botanical name of Saffron is 'Crocus Sativas'. Its Sanskrit name is 'Kum-Kum' or 'Lohit'. Kashmiri call it 'KONG' whereas  Kishtwari call it 'KUNG'. Its Persian name is 'Zafron'. It is  popularly known as "KESAR" throughout India. It is produced in Spain, Iran, France, Sicily