Farmville Saffron Festival Quest


Spook PartyQuest Story: "Hey Farmer! Its time for the Saffron Festival! It's that time of the year when we harvest Saffron and celebrate ! I want to celebrate Saffron Festival! Will you help me out?"



Expected duration of this Farmville quest is from Thu 15th October 2015to Thu 29th October 2015.




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Quest Trivia - This quest is based upon the Rose of Saffron Festival which takes place on the last full weekend of October, each year in Consuegra Spain. The festival highlights the importance of Saffron and the traditional culture of the Castile - La Mancha region. To read more click here.

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THE HYBRID SAFFRON CROP THAT WE WILL NEED TO HARVEST IN STAGES 1 AND 9 OF THIS QUEST IS ALREADY IN THE MARKET AND TAKES 4 HOURS TO GROW.

YOU WILL NEED A 2 STAR WINERY AND A 4 STAR BAKERY IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THIS QUEST. THE 4 STAR CRAFTING IS IN STAGE 9. THERE IS NO SPA CRAFTING IN THIS QUEST.

YOU WILL NEED COVE CRANBERRY BUSHELS IN ORDER TO CRAFT THE CRANBERRY COOLER REQUIRED IN STAGE 1 OF THIS QUEST. THE COVE CRANBERRY CROP CAN ONLY BE PLANTED ON THE LIGHTHOUSE COVE FARM.

THE ORIENTAL ELIXIR RECIPE REQUIRED IN STAGE 4 OF THIS QUEST MAY ALSO APPEAR IN YOUR WINERY AS DRY SAKE.

YOU WILL NEED OYSTER BUSHELS IN ORDER TO CRAFT THE OYSTER SHOT REQUIRED IN STAGE 5 OF THIS QUEST. THE OYSTER CROP CAN ONLY BE PLANTED ON THE WATER PLOTS OF THE HAWAIIAN PARADISE FARM.

THE ORGANIC BRUSCHETTA RECIPE REQUIRED IN STAGE 7 OF THIS QUEST TAKES 8 HOURS TO CRAFT.


NOTE: NOT ALL QUESTS ALLOW FOR ALTERNATIVES. IF WE DO NOT LIST ALTERNATIVES IN A QUEST STEP, THAT MEANS THAT YOU MUST PLANT THE EXACT CROP IT CALLS FOR. ANYTHING WITH AN ORGANIC SYMBOL IS THE ORIGINAL CROP AND WILL COUNT. SUPER CROPS DO NOT COUNT UNLESS THEY ARE LISTED AS ALTERNATIVES.


Note: Smart Quest credit is not guaranteed and can be removed by Zynga at any time without warning. Smart Quest amounts are provided in case you wish to GAMBLE, but planting anything less than the full amount required by the quest is at your own risk.


"SAFFRON FESTIVAL: PART 1": Saffron was first cultivated in Greece!

Task 1
Task 2
Task 3
Reward 1
Saffron Plate
Hybrid Saffrons
Cranberry Cooler
Saffron Field Friends
Get 7 Saffron Plate
Harvest 60 Hybrid Saffrons (4 hrs )
Craft 3 Cranberry Coolers in the Winery
Saffron Field Friends
Other Rewards: 2500 Coins  125 XP  Share Reward: Gargoyle Knocker 
Crop Alternative: None..
Quest Tips:

Amount to harvest with smart quest credit - 6

Cranberry Coolers can be made in a 1 star Winery

You will need Cove Cranberry bushels in order to craft this recipe. The Cove Cranberry crop can only be planted on the Lighthouse Cove farm.

Thank you so much, Farmer! You are a natural at this!
 
"SAFFRON FESTIVAL: PART 2": Saffron is one of the most costly spice by weight !
Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Reward 1
Basket of Saffron Blue Rose Spicy Muffin Book Of XP
Get 8 Basket of Saffron Harvest 90 Blue Rose (23 hrs) Craft 3 Spicy Muffins  in the Bakery Book Of XP
Other Rewards: 3000 Coins  150 XP  Share Reward: Bat Stick 
Crop Alternative: None..
Quest Tips:

Amount to harvest with smart quest credit - 9

Spicy Muffins can be made in a 1 star Bakery


Thank you so much, Farmer! You are a natural at this!
 
"SAFFRON FESTIVAL: PART 3": Almost all saffron grows in a belt from Spain in the west to India in the east.
Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Reward 1
Saffron Pot Strawberry Shortcake 3 pack of Turbo Chargers
Get 9 Saffron Pot Harvest 120 Bell Pepper (46 hrs) Craft 3 Strawberry Shortcakes in the Bakery 3 pack of Turbo Chargers
Other Rewards: 3500 Coins  175 XP  Share Reward: Vampiric Cape 
Crop Alternative: Aussie Purple Pepper (23 hrs).. Australian Purple Pepper (23 hrs).. Australian Red Pepper (23 hrs).. Bell Pepper (46 hrs).. Blazing Peppers (9 hrs 30 mins).. Green Pepper (2 hrs ).. Red Pepper (2 hrs ).. Jamaican Choco Pepper (17 hrs 54 mins)..
Quest Tips:

Amount to harvest with smart quest credit - 12

Strawberry Shortcakes can be made in a 1 star Bakery



Thank you so much, Farmer! You are a natural at this!
 
"SAFFRON FESTIVAL: PART 4": Saffron has also been used as a fabric dye, particularly in China and India, and in perfumery as well.
Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Reward 1
Bunch of Saffron Dry Sake Aromatic Saffron Deer
Get 10 Bunch of Saffron Harvest 150 Cranberry (10 hrs) Craft 2 Oriental Elixirs  in the Winery Aromatic Saffron Deer
Other Rewards: 4000 Coins  200 XP  Share Reward: Gargoyle Knocker 
Crop Alternative: Cove Cranberry (23 hrs).. Super Cranberry (10 hrs ).. Cranberry (9 hrs 30 mins).. Club Cranberries (14 hrs ).. Candle Light Cranberries (23 hrs).. Crystal Cranberries (9 hrs 30 mins).. White Cranberry (11 hrs 54 mins)..
Quest Tips:

Amount to harvest with smart quest credit - 15

Oriental Elixirs require a 2 star Winery

The Oriental Elixir recipe may also appear in your Winery as Dry Sake.



Thank you so much, Farmer! You are a natural at this!
 
"SAFFRON FESTIVAL: PART 5": The Saffron flower withers after a few days, and then the saffron is obtained. It is valued for its uniform yellow colour. It can be used to aromatise wine
Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Reward 1
Saffron Pot Oyster Shot Unwither
Get 10 Saffron Pot Harvest 180 Gooseberries (46 hrs) Craft 2 Oyster Shots in the Winery Unwither
Other Rewards: 4500 Coins  225 XP  Share Reward: Bat Stick 
Crop Alternative: Gooseberry (46 hrs).. Gooseberries (23 hrs)..
Quest Tips:

Amount to harvest with smart quest credit - 18

Oyster Shots require a 2 star Winery

You will need Oyster bushels in order to craft this recipe. The Oyster crop can only be planted on the WATER plots of the Hawaiian Paradise farm.

Thank you so much, Farmer! You are a natural at this!
 
"SAFFRON FESTIVAL: PART 6": According to Chinese herbalist Wan Zhen, the habitat of saffron is in Kashmir, where people grow it principally to offer it to the Buddha.
Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Reward 1
Saffron Bottle Peanut Butter Cook Super Fertilizer
Get 11 Saffron Bottle Harvest 180 Peppermint (23 hrs) Craft 2 Peanut Butter Cookies in the Bakery Super Fertilizer
Other Rewards: 5000 Coins  250 XP  Share Reward: Vampiric Cape 
Crop Alternative: Peppermint (23 hrs).. Mint Candy (23 hrs).. Choco Mint (15 hrs 54 mins).. Lotus Mint (12 hrs ).. Peppermint Poppies (19 hrs 54 mins)..
Quest Tips:

Amount to harvest with smart quest credit - 18

Peanut Butter Cookies require a 2 star Bakery

Thank you so much, Farmer! You are a natural at this!
 
"SAFFRON FESTIVAL: PART 7": Saffron was also used by ancient Persian worshippers as a ritual offering to their deities, and as a brilliant yellow dye, perfume, and a medicine.
Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Reward 1
Saffron Hat Organic Bruschetta Stack of Saffron
Get 12 Saffron Hat Harvest 200 Sunflowers (23 hrs) Craft 2 Organic Bruschettas in the Bakery Stack of Saffron
Other Rewards: 5500 Coins  275 XP  Share Reward: Gargoyle Knocker 
Crop Alternative: Sunflower (23 hrs).. Super Sunflower (23 hrs).. Scarlet Sunflower (8 hrs ).. White Dwarf Sunflower (23 hrs).. Club Sunflowers (12 hrs ).. Squirting Sunflower (23 hrs).. Beach Sunflower (23 hrs).. Eclipse Sunflower (14 hrs ).. Spiral Sunflowers (12 hrs ).. Sunflower Rattle (8 hrs ).. Super Eclipse Sunflower (14 hrs )..
Quest Tips:

Amount to harvest with smart quest credit - 20

Organic Bruschettas require a 3 star Bakery and take 8 hours to craft.

Thank you so much, Farmer! You are a natural at this!
 
"SAFFRON FESTIVAL: PART 8": Saffron is used in Kashmiri Rice, it is indeed an aromatic dish !
Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Reward 1
Saffron Box Rose Macaroon Instagrow Potion
Get 13 Saffron Box Harvest 220 Carrot (11 hrs 54 mins) Craft 1 Rose Macaroon in the Bakery Instagrow Potion
Other Rewards: 6000 Coins  300 XP  Share Reward: Bat Stick 
Crop Alternative: Carrotcicle (11 hrs 54 mins).. Heirloom Carrot (11 hrs 54 mins).. Carrot (12 hrs ).. Baby Carrot (23 hrs).. Forbidden Carrot (23 hrs).. Cereses Carrot (17 hrs 12 mins).. Carrot Gold (69 hrs).. Turni Carrot (15 hrs 54 mins).. Quartz Carrot (11 hrs 54 mins).. Aslant Carrot (23 hrs).. Club Carrots (12 hrs ).. Amber Carrot (8 hrs ).. Pink Carrots (23 hrs).. Rainbow Carrots (23 hrs).. Strawberry Carrots (23 hrs).. Toy Carrot (15 hrs 54 mins)..
Quest Tips:

Amount to harvest with smart quest credit - 22

Rose Macaroons require a 3 star Bakery

Thank you so much, Farmer! You are a natural at this!
 
"SAFFRON FESTIVAL: PART 9": Elderly women are usually given the job of removing the saffron stigmas from the crocus flowers, a very strenuous job, because there are no machines that can separate these three delicate stigmas from the flower.
Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Reward 1
Saffron Bouquet Hybrid Saffrons Baked Cucumber Saffron Flower Pegasus
Get 14 Saffron Bouquet Harvest 240 Hybrid Saffrons (4 hrs ) Craft 2 Baked Cucumbers in the Bakery Saffron Flower Pegasus
Other Rewards: 6500 Coins  325 XP  Share Reward: Vampiric Cape 
Crop Alternative: None..
Quest Tips:

Amount to harvest with smart quest credit - 24

Baked Cucumbers require a 4 star Bakery

Thank you so much, Farmer! You are a natural at this!




Total Winery Ingredients Needed: 9 White Grape, 6 Cove Cranberry (Lighthouse Cove), 6 Sugar Cane, 14 Rice, 4 Green Tea, 4 Lilac, 8 Oyster (Hawaiian Paradise Water Plots), 8 Ghost Chili


Total Bakery Ingredients Needed: 9 Carrot, 11 Pepper, 9 Ghost Chili, 12 Strawberry, 20 Wheat, 2 Cucumber, 8 Basil, 4 Peanut, 6 Rice, 6 Sugar Cane, 8 Tomato, 4 Rye, 4 Pink Rose, 4 Purple Poppy



Total Spa Ingredients Needed: None


Bushel summary (Winery, Bakery, Spa, combined) This listing will only be added to quests that use the same bushel in more than one cottage, to make planting easier for those who opt to grow their own. -Note CLUB CROPS will give the same crafting bushel as the regular version. If the club version grows faster, it will be noted below

8 Basil
9 Carrot
6 Cove Cranberry (Lighthouse Cove)
2 Cucumber (Club Crop Grows in 12 hours)
17 Ghost Chili
4 Green Tea (Super Crop Available)
4 Lilac (Super Crop Available)
8 Oyster (Hawaiian Paradise Water Plots)
4 Peanut (Super Crop Available)
11 Pepper (Super Crop Available)
4 Pink Rose (Super Crop Available)
4 Purple Poppy
20 Rice (Super Crop Available)
4 Rye
12 Strawberry (Super Crop Available)
12 Sugar Cane
 8 Tomato (Super Crop Available)
 20 Wheat (Super Crop Available)
9 White Grape (Super Crop Available)

 

 
Total Plots to Harvest With Smart Quest Credit:  144

Total Plots to Harvest Without Smart Quest Credit: 1,440

Thanks to our friends at Farmville Wikia for orignally figuring out the Smart Quest pattern. To read the updated chart in full, visit the Dirt Farmer here.

Note:  As quest is active for all farms, make sure you plan and plant the crops for the quests across the farms for better planning... More tips and details will be added as and when they are found out... Stay Tuned...





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