This article is quite long. Is it worth starting a "history of Saffron" page and moving most of this section to that page?--Leathp (talk) 23:34, 12 April 2009 (UTC)
After cleanup/simplification, there are two paths forward for this article:
Good Article, meaning that there are a few red-links left, but the article is otherwise easy to understand
Very Good Article, meaning that after simplifying we get rid of all the red-links.
Currently, the article is about 45k. If we want to keep both options open, we should not cut it down below 18-20k. Even if we write a history of saffron (trade), we need to link it from here, and we need to give a short summary in the article here. --Eptalon (talk) 09:51, 13 April 2009 (UTC)