Artichoke- Colorado Red Star

Cynara scolymus Open Pollinated

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  • Perennial 60cm
  • Purple or purple-tinged buds
  • Grows well from seed

Standard seed packet, 10 seeds

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'Artichoke- Colorado Red Star' seeds

Cynara scolymus

Synonyms: Cynara cardunculus

  • Perennial 60cm
  • Purple or purple-tinged buds
  • Grows well from seed

An early maturing variety of globe artichoke that grows well from seed, flowering in its first season. Plants are 30-90cm tall with spiny stems. The buds are are purple or green with purple tinges and 5-10cm in diameter. Each plant produces multiple buds per stem. A perennial that can be grown as an annual in cool climates.

Seeds per gram: 20
Product code: B6-16

Best Months to Sow
  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Quick Sowing Guide
Method Sow direct
Sowing Depth 10mm
Season Autumn or Spring
Germination 14-21 days @ 21-26°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Hardy Perennial
Row Spacing 100cm
Plant Spacing 80cm
Plant Height 60cm
Position Full sun, moist well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 90 days

*Notes: Can be grown as an annual or perennial. Protect from slugs and snails.

How To Grow



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