Artichoke (Globe) & Cardoon

Artichoke (Globe) & Cardoon

Artichoke (Globe) & Cardoon

Both make large perennial plants. Artichokes produce large globes of delicious buds, usually from their second year onwards, while Cardoons are often grown for their crispy edible stalks and mid-ribs. Both make fantastic feature plants in the garden even if you never eat them! Six vegetable seeds per packet.


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A wonderfully dramatic plant, quite hardy if you live in a cooler area. Often grown for their crispy edible stalks and mid-ribs, the young buds can be eaten like Artichoke hearts. They are an ingredient in traditional French cooking but have been known for their edible qualities since Roman times. Price for 6 seeds 0.50

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This is generally grown as a perennial in mild areas and as an annual where ground freezes although a good winter mulch may help overwinter in hard frost areas. These stately architectural plants need plenty of room and make wonderful specimen plants in your borders as well as your veg plot. This improved strain has excellent quality tight compact good sized heads. Harvest these before the bracts open. Cut the top one first, then the secondary ones as they mature. Price for 6 seeds 0.50

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Arad naturally nurtured seed – compact, productive, attractive and very tasty: Arad will grow to about 90-120cm tall, it can produce in its first year and after the central purple tinged bud is cut you can expect 8-12 more tender hearts to develop (delicious cooked in butter, add wild garlic, rosemary or onion to taste). Price for 6 seeds £0.90

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This is an improved variety of the usual green globe that produces much heavier crops and can get going much more rapidly. This variety can flower in the first year if the seed is chilled before sowing, otherwise it will flower in the second year onwards. Price for 6 seeds 0.75

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With larger, more open heads than our other varieties this also has attractive, large purple tinged and tasty flower buds. This stunning variety is one of the oldest recorded vegetables in England, reported to have been introduced during the 16th century Price for 6 seeds £0.75

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