Saffron harvesting starts from the last weeks of September to the first week of December in Khorasan, Iran. Indeed, it starts with the blossoming of the first saffron in the farm.
From the ancient time, saffron has been mentioned a therapeutic plant as a tranquilizer, spasm relaxant and antidepressant and now, it is used in traditional medicine worldwide
The best harvesting time is through the first hours after midnight since the temperature of the weather is low and the flowers are not blossomed. Hence, the probability of damaging to the flower and secondary pollution during relocation will be decreased.