Cardoon Porto Spineless 50 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
Artichoke-flavored leaf stalks. The leaf stalks and midrib of cardoon have a similar flavor to artichoke when boiled (not for eating raw). Both portions are commonly used as a side vegetable, an addition to stuffing, or in soups and stews. Cardoon must be blanched before it can be eaten. To blanch, tie the stalks up firmly and wrap with black plastic or black and white newspaper. If left unharvested, the 3 to 4 foot tall plants will produce large purple thistle-like flowers. The sharply lobed and serrated silver-green leaves add a unique addition to flower arrangements. Spineless plant. Harvest in about 100 days. Germination rate about 70% or better.
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.
I could not find information on what Cardoon does not grow well with.
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