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Product Number: 6

IMPERIAL STAR ARTICHOKE ( 90 DAYS )

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  Cynara scolymus

 

 

Typically artichokes are perennials in zone 7 and above but his variety was bred specially for northern climates to produce well developed buds in the first season. A vernalization is required in the north for first year buds set the seedlings out  for 10 days at temperatures of 45-50 degrees.This tricks them into thinking they have gone through a winter and they will produce like a 2 year old plant. The flavor of fresh artichokes is superior to anything you will find in the store.  Sow seeds in the fall if you live above a zone 7 area.       

12 seeds

 

PLANTING

Germination- 10-18 days

Indoors - 8-12 weeks before last frost 1/4” deep in 4” pots with soil temperatures 65-75 degrees. Before transplanting outside, a vernalization is required for growing in the north (zone 6 and below) to induce first year bud formation. Set the seedlings out for 10 days at temperatures of 45-50 degrees. Sow seeds in the fall if you live in zone 7 and above. Transplant at 3-4 feet apart ,after danger of frost has passed, into rows amended with lots of compost or aged manure

Harvest - just below the bud when they are firm and still closed

Tips - Artichokes are heavy feeders so fertilize well from the early stages of growth.

 

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JK
01/25/2018
JOE K.
United States

Last order from pinetree

I am amazed that you would send a seed packet with 6 seeds. I have been gardening both for pleasure and commercially for 75 years and this is the first time I have seen this. What happened to quality control? Joe Katz

JF
06/29/2017
Janet Forsythe

Help!!!!

Looking for tips on these. Germinated fine(cold treated) and I put them in the garden, raised bed supplemented with composted manure and plantone. They are slowwwwwly growing, like a leaf every few weeks ( maybe 5 - 6 leaves) but the one is tiny maybe 4" high by as wide the other 6"x6". They have been in the ground about 6 weeks . They look fairly healthy, give them fish emulsion bi weekly, plantone monthly . We have had a ton of rain and cooler temps but my daughter has 2 ( I started) that are 3 times the size. Hers are in partial shade raised beds, mind full sun raised beds, she's been feeding with miracle grow. I'd think it was the soil ( very sandy and truthfully not tons of weeds so not sure how great it is although it's from a reputable garden store.

J
01/30/2016
J

Awesome

I grew artichokes in Montana! Totally awesome. This plant is great, we dug it up and moved it inside at the end of the season and since it has tried to grow a few times. Plan on planting it in the garden this coming season. It produced about 5 artichokes the first season.

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