Artichoke ‘Imperial Star’ seeds ORGANIC
Seeds per pack: 5 (enough for a veg patch/allotment, these are very large plants that will live for many years).
Sow: at 18 °C from Jan - May
Germination; up to 21 days.
Plant out: After all threat of frost and when plants are approx 20-25cm (8-10 In)
The Artichoke (Cynara cardunculus) is a Perennial vegetable related to the thistle. Grown for its flower buds (also known as Globes) that are a gourmet delicacy from the mediterranian region.
Artichokes can also be grown in flower beds as they are very impressive looking architectural plants. The unharvested globes open up into beautiful purple flowers which are much loved by bees.
Imperial Star is a superb variety that produces large, early, green globes of exceptional flavour.
Very easy to grow from seed.
Perennial but can also be grown as an annual.
Plants should be replaced every 3-4 years.
Produces 6-8 globes in its first season.
Height; up to 180 cm (70 in)
Spread; up to 75 cm (30 in)
Seeds should be started in a heated greenhouse or windowsill Jan - late Feb for globes in the same year.
Sow seeds into pots(9cm) with moist but not wet compost.
Plant 4ft apart in a sunny, sheltered position with well draining soil.
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