Iran is the main saffron producer in the world. Total production was 220 tons in the year 2003 which involved 45000 farmers and other work force in processing and packaging.

95 percent of Iranian saffron is produced in Khorasan province, north east of Iran. Cultivation area has been constantly increased between 1994 and 2004. Information on cultivation area, total production for the year 1994 through 2004 are as follow:.

Negin Sargol Saffron: Negin belongs to a new variety of saffron that is longer and thicker than common saffron. Rating: ★★★★★ (5.0)

Sargol Saffron (All red saffron): This kind of saffron is pure and contains the stigma without the style. 105 kg of saffron flowers produces 1kg of sargol saffron. Rating: ★★★★★ (5.0)

Pushal Negin Saffron: Pushal Sargol is a hybrid that produces saffron which is longer and thicker than common saffron. Rating: ★★★★★ (5.0)

Pushal Saffron (Mancha saffron): This kind of saffron contains the stigmas with a 3-5mm style. 101kg of saffron flowers produces 1kg of pushal saffron. Rating: ★★★★★ (5.0)

Daste Saffron (Bunches Saffron): This kind of saffron contains the stigma with the whole style. Rating: ★★★★★ (5.0)

Style Saffron: This kind of saffron only contains the style without the stigma. Rating: ★★★★ (4.0)

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