The idea for the project came from a television program about saffron and my mother's suggestion to venture into cultivation. In the context of our education at the higher educational institution for agriculture at the agricultural school and education center in Hohenems, the topic is used as a diploma thesis.
In our search for a suitable cultivation location, Angelika and Bruno from the Arlenhof in Lech were immediately enthusiastic about the idea and supported us wherever they could. We were given as much land as we wanted.
How did you deal with this topic in advance?
Before the documentary on TV, we didn't deal with the topic of saffron at all. We gave a presentation once as part of our training, but that's all.
Why exactly saffron?
Because it is a very exclusive product that is in great demand in Lech. We also wanted to know whether it is at all possible to grow it at 1,500m above sea level.