Artichoke - Violet de Provence A purple globe variety, similar to Green Globe in habit, but with a finer flavour, and attractive large purple thistle-like flower heads. Delicious medium sized globes.
Qty - 10 seeds
Artichoke Green Globe The standard green-headed variety, reaching up to 170cm in height. Attractive large blue thistle-like flower heads if allowed to flower. Large and tasty heads of green buds have made Green Globe Britain's most popular variety of Artichoke. The plant are easy to grow and last many years. They can also be planted in the ornamental garden. Qty - 15 seeds
Cardoon - Cynara cardunculus Similar to Globe Artichokes, Cardoon is grown for the edible stalks and midribs. Cardoons are grown for their crisp, succulent leafstalks which can be blanched in the same way as Celery. The tasty stems may be stewed, used in soups, or eaten raw in salads. Could be grown at the back of a flower border . Qty - 40 seeds
How to grow Artichokes Sow indoors February to May on the surface, lightly cover seeds with compost. Place in warmth 10-15°C, keep moist and transplant seedlings individually to 8cm pots when large enough. Sow outdoors April - June thinly in a shallow, pre-watered row. Lightly cover with soil. Transplant to cropping position from mid summer, allow 90cm between plants. They prefer an open, sunny spot with well-drained soil. Harvest July - September – Artichokes can crop for 4-5 years Don’t allow flower heads to form during first year. To keep the plants vigorous and cropping well divide plants every two to three years. [Cardoon seeds can be sown upto June]