Artichoke

Artichoke & Cardoon

Originated in the Mediterranean region. Long-season plants that won’t overwinter reliably north of Zone 7. To get a crop of artichokes in one year, start seeds indoors in pots 2-3 months before last frost date in spring. Move the pots outdoors when four leaves have developed, when temperatures are occasionally freezing, protecting them if temps fall below below 29 degrees. 2-4 weeks of exposure to cool temps “vernalizes” young seedlings, preparing them to bloom later in the season after plants have grown large. Cardoon may also be started early indoors but vernalizing isn’t necessary. Both kinds are then grown on in very rich soil, in full sun. They need excellent drainage but ample moisture. They may benefit from some mid-afternoon shade in hot-summer areas.

 
 
Green Globe Artichoke

Green Globe Artichoke

AR101
Tasty; needs a fairly long, mild growing season, or grow as an annual.... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Purple of Romagna Artichoke

Purple of Romagna Artichoke

AR105
Large, round-headed purple chokes, tender and tasty, perfect for warm season... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Violet de Provence

Violet de Provence Artichoke

AR107
This French heirloom is noted for its fine flavor and pretty purple buds... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
 
cardoon gobbo di nizzia

Gobbo Di Nizzia Cardoon

AR103
A rare cardoon from Italy, its broad white stalks are eaten fried, sauteed,... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Violetta Precoce

Violetta Precoce Artichoke

AR104
Lovely, pointed, purple artichokes. Purple varieties have been popular... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
cardoon rouge d alger

Rouge d'Alger Cardoon

AR106
This exciting heirloom Cardoon was developed in Algeria, hence the name.... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
 
 
 
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