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Organic Artichoke Imperial Star

Nice Addition to Your Edible Landscape

Brand: Peaceful Valley    Item Number: SNV8458

$1.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$1.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Artichoke - Imperial Star - Cynara scolymus

Tender Perennial: Imperial Star was bred to produce artichokes in one season as an annual, perfect for colder climates. In warm areas, zone 7 and up, treat as a perennial and leave for 6-7 years until they need to be divided. Grow as a dramatic part of an edible landscape, or in rows. Their ideal climate is a moist, coastal area.

Soil & Water: Artichokes need rich soil with good tilth and drainage. Add compost months before you plant the seeds, balanced fertilizer just before planting, and nitrogen fertilizer throughout the growing season. Water thoroughly once a week, wetting entire root system.

Planting & Growing: Sow indoors 8-12 weeks before the last frost. Place seeds 1/4" apart and 1/4" deep in moist soilless mix in 2-4" containers. Grow at 60-70°F daytime and 50-60°F nighttime. Transplant 6-8 week old plants 4'-6' apart, in rows 8' apart or as part of an ornamental landscape. Time the transplanting so plants get 8-10 days of 50°F for vernalization to promote budding. Protect from frost. Direct sow: if winter low is above 14°F plant seeds in fall in moist soil and harvest in spring.

Harvesting & Storage: Cut artichokes when they are 2"-4" in diameter, leaving a stem of about 2". Refrigerate up to 3 weeks.

Did You Know? Imperial Star was developed so that colder climates could produce artichokes in one season.

Soil Temperature: 65-85°F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 10-14 Days
Height At Maturity: 4’-6’
Days to Maturity: 85 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 4'-6'
Approx Seeds per Pack: 50 Seeds

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to insure the success of your crop(s). Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
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Features

  • Open-Pollinated

Characteristics

Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Life Cycle Tender Perennial Planting Time Spring, Summer
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall Ideal Soil Temperature 65-85°F
Sun Requirements Full Sun Growth Habit Bush
Starting Location Start Indoors & Transplant Plant Family Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Soil pH 6.6 - 7.0
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Life Cycle Tender Perennial
Planting Time Spring, Summer
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Ideal Soil Temperature 65-85°F
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Growth Habit Bush
Starting Location Start Indoors & Transplant
Plant Family Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Soil pH 6.6 - 7.0

Planting & Care

Soil & Water: Artichokes need rich soil with good tilth and drainage. Add compost months before you plant the seeds, balanced fertilizer just before planting, and nitrogen fertilizer throughout the growing season. Water thoroughly once a week, wetting entire root system.

Planting & Growing: Sow indoors 8-12 weeks before the last frost. Place seeds 1/4" apart and 1/4" deep in moist soilless mix in 2-4" containers. Grow at 60-70°F daytime and 50-60°F nighttime. Transplant 6-8 week old plants 4'-6' apart, in rows 8' apart or as part of an ornamental landscape. Time the transplanting so plants get 8-10 days of 50°F for vernalization to promote budding. Protect from frost. Direct sow: if winter low is above 14°F plant seeds in fall in moist soil and harvest in spring.

Harvesting & Storage: Cut artichokes when they are 2"-4" in diameter, leaving a stem of about 2". Refrigerate up to 3 weeks.

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Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.25"W x 0.1"H

Guarantee

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to insure the success of your crop(s).

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