Calculation – how much do you earn from cultivation of saffron

Saffron cultivation is one of the most profitable activities in agriculture over the last few years. Its high price justifies the efforts that require its cultivation. Therefore, it is extremely suitable to grow it on land of a size from half a decare to about 20 decares. Harvesting, separating the precious stigmas and preparing them for drying are activities that can not be mechanized. That is why it is also suitable for people who do not have huge terrains but are willing to produce and earn from their work.

Saffron crocus is a perennial plant. Investments are made only the first year.

Depending on the method of planting – two-row or four-row in 500 m2, 20 000 to 40 000 bulbs can be planted. The cost of the investment also depends on the number of bulbs. The bigger the number is, the lower their price per unit is. The yield varies depending on the size of the bulbs. Revenues are calculated on the basis of a sales price per kilogram of dry saffron – 10,000 BGN. The amount invested in the purchase of the bulbs returnes for a period of 2-3 years.

AREA WITH SIZE 500 square meters, BULB SIZE 8/9

flowering 80% – 100%. Calculation for 80%.

20,000 bulbs

investment 2 000 EURO

income

1st year – 100 gr. – 500 €

2nd year – 200 g – 1 000 €

3rd year – 320 g – 1 600 €

3 100 €

40 000 bulbs

инвестиция 3 600 EURO

приходи

1st year – 200 g – 1 000 €

2nd year – 400 g – 2 000 €

3rd year – 640 g. – 3 200 €

6 200 €

AREA WITH SIZE 500 square meters, BULB SIZE 9/10

flowering 100% – 200%. Calculation for 150%

20,000 bulbs

investment 5200 EURO

income

1st year – 190 gr. – 850 €

2nd year – 380 g – 1 900 €

3rd year – 600 g – 3 000 €

5 850 €

40,000 bulbs

investment 4 400 EURO

income

1st year – 380 gr. – 1 900 €

2nd year – 760 g – 3 800 €

rd year – 1200 g – 6 000 €

11 700 €

AREA WITH SIZE 500 square meters, BULB SIZE 10/11

flowering 200% – 300%. Calculation for 250%.

20,000 bulbs

investment 5 200 EURO

income

1st year – 300 g – 1 500 €

2nd year – 600 g – 3 000 €

3rd year – 960 g – 4 800 €

9 300 €

40,000 bulbs

investment 9 800 EURO

income

1st year – 600 g – 3 000 €

2nd year – 1200 g – 6 000 €

3rd year – 1920 g – 9 600 €

18 600 €

The culmination comes on the fourth year – then the bulbs are ready for planting. Their number is now at least 4 times multiplied, the investment you have already made amounts to 40 000 BGN. You can use the necessary quantity for your terrain, and sell the rest!! There are about 120 000 bulbs left for sale!!

You are already convinced that money left in a bank does not work for you. The base interest rate of deposits for 1 year is around 0.7% depending on the selected bank. Annual inflation for 2016 was about 1.5%.
If you put the money you have in a bank, it automatically brings you a small profit. Let’s make an example for 10,000 BGN. You will not have them at your disposal and you will receive 70 BGN per year without the fees for servicing an account in a bank and without calculating inflation. As a result at the end of the year, you will owe money to the bank for having your money.

If you have land and you hesitate to use it, regardless of its size, we expect your call!