ARTICHOKE – Purple Romagna

$3.15

Unusual, purple-tinged artichokes

Grow your own, rather unusual globe artichokes with a twist of purple. They’re at their best in warm, coastal climates, but with a little protection, they’ll survive light frosts. As perennials, each plant lasts for several years, bearing successively bigger harvests. When you see a dip in production, you know it’s time to start afresh.

115 in stock

Grow your own, rather unusual globe artichokes with a twist of purple. They’re at their best in warm, coastal climates, but with a little protection, they’ll survive light frosts. As perennials, each plant lasts for several years, bearing successively bigger harvests. When you see a dip in production, you know it’s time to start afresh.

Days to Harvest

6-18 months

Position/Sunlight

Full Sun

Watering

Medium

Plant Spacing

60-90cm

Plant Height

90-120cm

Additional Features

Cuisine, Edible, Foliage Interest, Heirloom

How to Sow

Sow your seeds in winter and protect from frost. Pre-soak them to get them started, and sow where they are to grow. You can sow them in containers, but since they have tap roots, choose a deep container and transplant them soon after germination..

How to Harvest

Use secateurs to cut the buds from your artichokes when they are golf-ball size. They’re still edible when older, but they are tougher and not quite as tasty. Your harvest will get bigger every year for a few years.

Common Name:ARTICHOKE - Purple Romagna
Scientific Name:Cynara scolymus
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 15
Germination Time:10-14 days
Days to Harvest:6-18 months
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Plant Height:90-120cm
Plant Spacing:60-90cm
Sow Depth:10mm
Row Spacing:120cm
Companion Plants:Cucumber
Cool Sow:Aug-Sep
Warm Sow:Jul-Aug
Tropical Sow:Jul-Aug
Additional Features:Cuisine, Edible, Foliage Interest, Heirloom
Growing Information

How to Sow

Sow your seeds in winter and protect from frost. Pre-soak them to get them started, and sow where they are to grow. You can sow them in containers, but since they have tap roots, choose a deep container and transplant them soon after germination..

How to Harvest

Use secateurs to cut the buds from your artichokes when they are golf-ball size. They’re still edible when older, but they are tougher and not quite as tasty. Your harvest will get bigger every year for a few years.

Product Details
Common Name:ARTICHOKE - Purple Romagna
Scientific Name:Cynara scolymus
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 15
Germination Time:10-14 days
Days to Harvest:6-18 months
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Plant Height:90-120cm
Plant Spacing:60-90cm
Sow Depth:10mm
Row Spacing:120cm
Companion Plants:Cucumber
Cool Sow:Aug-Sep
Warm Sow:Jul-Aug
Tropical Sow:Jul-Aug
Additional Features:Cuisine, Edible, Foliage Interest, Heirloom