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Artichoke Seeds - Violet HEIRLOOM - OPEN POLLINATED

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  • A French Heirloom Variety
  • Ornamental planting, for it's vibrant color, or beautiful addition in your vegetable garden
  • Best started indoors and transplanted to the garden in Early Spring

Product Description

Grow Heirloom Artichokes - Plant Violet de Provence Artichoke Seeds

Impressive plant with large, deeply cut leaves and beautiful thistle-like purple flower heads. This French Heirloom produces deep purple flower buds that if left to flower, creates a stunning display in the garden.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Artichoke Seeds - Violet
    Botanical Name:Cynaria scolymus
    Life Cycle:Perennial
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Warm Season
    Plant Type:Head or Flower Vegetable - Winter Hardy in Zones 7-10, Upright Columnar, Deeply-Serrate Leaves and Thistle-like Flowers
    Features:Heirloom, Container Garden
    Fruit Size:3-6 inches in Diameter
    Days to Maturity:120-365 Days
    Plant Height:30-36 inches
    Plant Spacing:30-36 inches
    Planting Depth:1/2 inch
    Sowing Method:Start Indoors, Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Seeds per Packet:2 g
    Seeds per Pound:10, 400
    Hardiness Zones:2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Grow Violet Artichoke Seeds

    When to Plant Artichokes

    Artichokes are grown successfully in warmer climates, so January-March is prime planting time! Colder zones will need to start indoors under fluorescent lighting 2 months before the last frost.

    Where to Plant Artichokes

    Pick a spot that has loose and well-draining soil and is well fertilized. Artichokes thrive in partial to full sun.

    How to Grow Artichokes

    Carefully decide where you would like to plant your artichokes, as this will be considered your “perennial garden” that you will not be tilling up each year like you do for your annuals. Artichokes grow best where there are mild winters and long, frost-free, moist summers. They will need at least 100 frost-free growing days. Amend your soil with organic compost and keep it evenly moist, allowing soil to dry between watering. Sow seeds ½” deep and thin to 6’ apart. Where winters are cold, cut plants back to 10” and cover with a box or basket, mulching with straw or leaves to help maintain an even soil temperature. Artichokes bear best the 2nd year and should be started from new plants every 3-4 years.

    How to Harvest Artichokes

    The artichoke is an edible thistle flower bud which is eaten before it opens. If we wait until full maturity, it blooms a beautiful purple thistle. Harvest artichokes during the 2nd year, cut buds about the size of an apple before they open. Cut stems about 1 ½” below the bud.

    **Artichokes are tender perennials that grow from 3-4 feet tall and 6 feet across. A nice companion plant to put with your artichokes is asparagus, as these are perennials as well and will come back for you year after year.

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