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The Ups & Downs Of The Saffron Business

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Mark Tyro and Janice Potts joined the saffron business 16 years ago when it was starting to boom in Hawke’s Bay.

Since then it has almost become non-existent but the couple want to see that change.

The Terraza Saffron owners believe they are now the only commercial saffron growers in the region.

There are also a few companies that grow saffron to put in their products, such as oils, but they don’t sell the spice on its own, Tyro said.

When they took over Terraza in 2007 the industry was huge and there were about 40 other growers in Hawke’s Bay.

Photo: Janice Potts of Terraza Saffron holds a crocus bulb and a jar of saffron. Photo/Warren Buckland

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Posted: 17 April 2018

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