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Cynara scolymus

Cynara' Artichoke

Cynara' Artichoke

Exposure

  • Sun

Rusticity

9, 10, 11

Bloom time

  • August
  • september

  • Annual
  • Edible
  • Annual
  • Ornamental
  • Purple flowers

Very productive large-caliber bulb variety of the porcelain type (rigid neck), renowned for its exceptional conservation (6-8 months), its nutritional value and its strong flavor. Good variety for planting in October. Don't forget to corkscrew the flowers around June 20, so that the bulb, which will be harvested a month later, can grow to its full size. Once harvested, let the entire bulb dry, with the foliage, in a dry place protected from bad weather, for about two weeks. Then clean the bulb, cut the stem and store at room temperature, away from light.

Plant details

Dimensions

Spacing
61 - 76 cm
Spread
61 - 76 cm
Height
76 - 91 cm
Spacing
24 - 30 in.
Spread
24 - 30 in.
Height
30 - 36 in.

Characteristics

Habit:

  • Bushy

Flowering colours:

  • Purple

Plant needs

Watering:

  • Abundant
  • frequent
  • and regular

Maintenance:

Soil requirement:

  • Rich and well drained

Features

Resistance:

  • Drought

Attract:

  • Pollinators

Use:

  • Open ground

Attribute:

  • Edible

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