Artichoke- Purple of Romagna

Cynara scolymus Open Pollinated

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  • Perennial vegetable
  • Italian heirloom variety
  • Purple artichokes

Standard seed packet, 10 seeds

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'Artichoke- Purple of Romagna' seeds

Cynara scolymus

  • Perennial vegetable
  • Italian heirloom variety
  • Purple artichokes

Perennial growing to 100cm. Thistle-like plants with silver/grey leaves. Produces medium to large green/purple flowers heads which are eaten as a vegetable. Italian heirloom variety, very popular with chefs as they are more tender than other varieties. Can be grown as an ornamental. Flowers can be dried and used in arrangements.

Seeds per gram: 20
Product code: G5-19

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Quick Sowing Guide
Method Sow direct or raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 10mm
Season Spring or after frost
Germination 14-21 days @ 21-26°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Hardy Perennial
Row Spacing 100cm
Plant Spacing 80cm
Plant Height 100cm
Position Full sun, moist soil
Days Until Maturity 300-400 days

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

How To Grow



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