Saffron is a valuable spice with origins in the Zagros Mountains area since the “Mede” era.
Approximate Ninety- two percent of the world’s saffron comes from Iran. It has traditionally been grown in Khorasan, an area (about the size of England) in the north-east of Iran.
The saffron region in Iran called Khorasan and two major growing areas of saffron are Torbateheydarieh and Zaveh located on a distance of 140 and 170 Km respectively from the Holy City of Mashhad, in the South of Khorasan, with ideal soil and climate conditions for the crop. with an area of more than 15,000 hectares of saffron cultivation and an annual production of more than 60 metric tons of high – quality saffron in these areas not only in Iran but also in the world is among the pioneer in producing the highest amount of saffron with the highest quality and is considered as the great centre of saffron production in the world.
The area has abound 50 producers and a vast area of land appropriate for the cultivation of saffron as well as the knowledge and experience inherited from past generations. Saffron cultivation in these regions, combined with modern technology, brings the best of saffron to the world.