Mund is the only location in Switzerland where the priceless spice saffron is still grown according to centuries-old traditions. The valuable crocus sativus is cultivated over approximately 18,000 square metres on a beautiful, sunny high plateau. Between 30 and 1000 flowers are harvested every day during the season between October and November. The costly spice is extracted from the flowers’ pistils. The Mund saffron guild produces between one and four kilograms of saffron every year, working painstakingly by hand. No wonder everyone is crazy about the ‘red gold’ coming from Mund.
Visit to the saffron fields
A plant is cultivated in Mund which can't be found anywhere else in Europe: saffron. A guild of saffron growers keeps cultivation traditional. Harvest season in Mund is typically between the start of October and early November, with peak harvest season between 20 and 30 October. Enjoy!