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Imperial Star

Green with purple tips, round shape, nearly spineless, sweet and tender. 85-95 days.

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Packet (10 seeds) $4.20

General information:


Cynara scolymus

Gourmet vegetable, originating from Western Mediterranean in ancient times. Attractive grey-green foliage. Tall 1.5m perennial (5 years). Rapid growing, use in garden windbreak. Cut buds when heads are tight and flat 5cm below bud, late first summer, boil until tender. Cut plant and mulch after harvest. Well drained, well limed soils. Plant after frost.

Artichoke planting information:

When To Plant In Australia
Seed Sowing
Plant space cm:160-180
Row space cm:200-240
Depth cm:1-2
Best soil temp:15-18 °C
Sow after frost:Yes
Other Info
Number of seeds per gram:22
Rate per hectare:600g
Average days to maturity:300-400
Seed savers needed
Edible Flowers
Sprout & Eat
Sprout & Cut
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