Artichoke Romagna 25 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
A favorite of chefs, this Italian Artichoke grows large-hearted heads that vary in color from green to purple, and are valued for their tenderness and beautiful appearance. The plants grow fairly tall with edible flower buds, known as chokes that are 3 or 4 inches in diameter, which can be harvested in the second season. According to historians, this member of the thistle family originated in the Mediterranean region and was especially popular in Sicilian and North African cuisine. Eventually the artichoke migrated to Italy, and when the famous Italian Catherine de Medici moved to France in 1533 to be the queen of Henry II, she took her passion for artichokes with her. Her appetite for this vegetable scandalized the people of her day, as the artichoke was considered an aphrodisiac and only eaten by men. In time, artichokes became a culinary delight only afforded by the elite. The French brought this vegetable to Louisiana, while the Spanish introduced it to California. California still produces nearly all of the United States' supply of artichokes, with Castroville, CA being named as the Artichoke Capital of the World.
Harvest in about 65 days. Germination rate is about 80% or better..
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We cannot possibly put all the directions you need for growing in your area on the seed package. We recommend that you read articles or check with other gardeners in your area.
This is an heirloom seed, meaning it has been passed down from generation to generation for at least 75 years. As a rule, heirloom seeds taste better and will grow the same year after year.
These are also open pollinated meaning they will reproduce themselves. While all heirlooms are open pollinated not all open pollinated seeds are heirlooms.
Companion planting is planting seed varieties near each other to benefit one or more of the plants. Some plants benefit each other by attracting beneficial insects, keeping away unwanted bugs. Others aid in pollination. Some plants have working relationships with each other and others have antagonistic (hostile) relationships.
Freshly Packed: These seeds are packed for the current growing season and will provide high germination rates next year as well.
SPECIAL GERMINATING HINT: We have found putting the seeds in a container with a piece of fine sandpaper and shaking will increase the germination rate and speed. In most cases.