Artichoke 'Imperial Star'

planting site / location:
sunny
planting distance:
50 x 50 cm
soil / fertilisation:
When bedding out use slow-release fertiliser and extra liquid fertilser when needed. Avoid waterlogging.
watering:
Water regularly but sparsley.
gardener's tip:
Harvest maturity: Harvest the artichoke flower heads before they turn blue and flourish, otherwise they will be bitter. It is time to harvest, when the outer bud scales begin to spread slightly, but inner scales are still tight. Cut off the flower heads about 5 cm below the bud.
In the first year already, the artichoke 'Imperial Star' F1 forms a very early variety of very large buds, ready to be harvested. A culinary enrichment for the cuisine. In autumn it grows a very decorative, bright purple flower. Also suited for our climate due to the annual cultivation.


german term: Artichoke
botanical termn: Cynara scolymus
plant height: 120-150 cm
life cycle: annual
harvest season: July to August
use: For containers on patios or in beds. Is often used for salads.
colour palette: blue

 

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