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