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The ARTICHOKE Violetto di Chioggia, Italian Globe.

Description

A luxury vegetable that is easily raised from seed. This variety produces a delicious and attractive purple headed artichoke. Decorative enough for the flower border. Select the best plants and propagate by division. (Some heads will be green from this seed).

Product Part Number: V2

Pack Size: 30 Seeds

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Price (Inc. VAT): £1.60

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When to sow
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
 

WHEN TO SOW

Indoors - February and March.
Outdoors - March and April

WHERE TO SOW

Indoors using seed sowing compost in pots or trays under glass at 18° C. Outside in free draining soil in mid spring when the soil has warmed up. They will need an open spot with plenty of sun and well drained soil. Sow 2 to 3 seeds 30cm (12") apart, then thin out so final spacing is 1 metre (39") apart.

WHEN TO TRANSPLANT

When seedlings are large enough to handle, prick off into small pots. Harden off and grow on. Plant out 1 metre (39") apart the following spring. Add plenty of well-rotted manure to the planting site and add horticultural grit to clay soil to improve drainage. Rake in some general fertilizer before planting.

MATURITY

June to September
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