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Artichoke 'Purple Globe Romagna'       Heirloom NonGmo. Organic

Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus.

 

Globe artichokes are considered a delicacy and have been grown in Southern Europe for many centuries. The part that is eaten is the immature flower bud before the flower appears, when it consists of overlapping purple.

 

The Purple Globe artichoke is common and delicious making it a mainstay for many home farmers. It is a wonderful addition to any garden because of its aesthetic beauty and its rich buttery flavor. The Purple  Globe is the heirloom  Italian variety you are most likely to find at your local market.

This heirloom Artichoke from Italy produces purple-headed fruits measuring from 3 to 6 inches across. These artichokes are a beautiful purple shade that will brighten up any garden. They are tender and juicy, and are said to be more tolerant to both heat and cold than most green strains are, making them a great option for gardeners in varying climates. Their color fades during cooking.

 

Plant: Perennial

Site: Full Sun/Partial Sun

Height: 50" 

Days To germiante: 7-21 days

Days to maturity:110- 120 days
Sow: 1/2" deep

Plant spacing : 48"" apart

Row spacing: 72"

Packet size : 3 gram  

 

How to grow:

Purple Italian Globe Artichoke (Cynara cardunculus)Seeds should be sown indoors, and transplanted outdoors after around 6-12 weeks, and a few weeks before the final frost of the season. Sow seeds in rows 6" apart, with 4" between each plant in soil rich with nutrients. It is an excellent idea to use composted soil or mulch to insure that plants get necessary nutirents. Throughout growth, keep plants in full sun and water them consistently. Top buds will be ready for harvest earlier than lower buds. Harvest each bud individually when they reach full size or are a deep purple color.Soil Type: Sandy, well darined, composted, loamy.

 

Harvest:

 This variety is ready for harvest when it becomes a beautiful purple shade.

 

Nutrition

Globe artichokes are a good source of dietary fibre and folate; a source of biotin, niacin, vitamin C and magnesium and contain a dietary significant amount of potassium. The main phytonutrients in artichokes are the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, which are being investigated for their benefits for eye health.

Purple Italian Globe Artichoke 'Romagna' organic NonGmo

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