The Benefits of Non-Hybrid Artichoke Seeds (And Where to Buy Them Online in Australia)
Artichokes are a fantastically healthy food, known for their high quantities of antioxidants, dietary fibre, manganese, folic acid and other essential nutrients. They are also delicious, known particularly for their hearts, and also working wonders as ingredients in dips, and pasta dishes.
If you are interested in incorporating artichokes into your diet, you might consider growing your own. At Eden Seeds, we sell artichoke seeds throughout Australia, both online and from our more than 300 retail locations. Our selection of artichoke seeds includes several varieties—including Arad, French Purple, Green Globes and Imperial Star. No matter which type you choose, though, you can always expect old traditional open pollinated heirloom seeds when you buy artichoke seeds online from Eden Seeds.
What Are Non-Hybrid Seeds?
If you are just getting started in the gardening game, you might not be entirely familiar with all the terminology. So, what does ‘non-hybrid' mean in relation to seeds, and why is buying non-hybrid a good idea?
The Advantages of Choosing Non-Hybrid Artichoke Seeds in Australia
If you are looking for the most natural and healthy option, you will likely prefer to use old traditional open pollinated heirloom varieties. Non-hybrid seeds (which are also known as heirloom seeds or open-pollinated seeds) are the result of natural pollination rather than in-breeding. They carry the natural properties of their plants-properties that are ‘heirlooms' because they have been selected as the best passed down through countless generations of plants.
Non-hybrid seeds also have a few pronounced benefits. For instance, heirloom varieties will produce seed which you can save and will regrow true to type. Hybrids have are patented so we cannot legally regrow them and will not regrow true to type if we try.
Shopping for non-hybrid seeds also affords you a wider range of options to choose from—not just in plant species, but also in the flavour of the resulting crops. For instance, you can buy a variety of artichoke seeds and enjoy exploring the differences from one type to the other. Many gardeners are especially passionate about the exploratory nature of the heirloom varieties.
If you are looking to buy artichoke seeds online, explore online and you will find the largest selection of non-hybrid vegetable seeds in Australia and will be happy to point you in the right direction. You can reach us on (07) 5533 1177.