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Globe Artichoke: Imperial Star Organic Seed

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10 Organic Artichoke Seeds [approx]

Name: Globe Artichoke: Imperial Star

Latin Name: Cynara cardunculus

Plant Type: Perennial

Plant Height: 120 cm

Description: Imperial Star Artichoke can be grown for its beautiful purple/violet flowers, or its use as a vegetable. The flowers can grow up to 120cm in height. If growing as a vegetable, the buds must be harvested before the flowers bloom.

Seed Origin: Germany

Sowing: March to May

Flowering: July to October

How To Grow Artichoke From Seed: Using seedling modules or small pots, sow 1 seed in each cell/pot. Cover lightly with compost and keep them damp. Keep at room temperature. Germination can take 2 weeks.

After the seedlings have established, transplant out to the garden when all risk of frost has passed. Artichoke prefers a position that receives full sun. It also needs consistent watering.

Artichokes started indoors in Spring should produce flowers in Autumn of the first year, but it could be the following summer that it flowers for the first time.

Artichoke is also eaten as a vegetable. If growing it for this reason, harvest the buds before the flower petals start to open.

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