«Violetto» - Organic Artichoke Seeds
From the north of Italy we bring you the artichoke of aristocrats, Violetto. This violet-bracted 'choke has small, oval, slightly elongated flower heads that measure 3 inches wide by 5 inches long.
Heirloom Artichoke «Violetto»From the north of Italy we bring you the artichoke of aristocrats, Violetto. This violet-bracted 'choke has small, oval, slightly elongated flower heads that measure 3 inches wide by 5 inches long.
A bit later maturing than Green Globe, Violetto will produce abundant crops of mouthwatering artichokes for at least 4 years. Divine when served with melted butter or plain yogurt blended with a touch of mustard. Hardy in zone 6 and above.
How to GrowGlobe artichokes are not too fussy about soil, as long as it's reasonably fertile and well drained. Transplant to their permanent position when they are large enough to handle, with at least five true leaves, allowing 60-90cm (2-3ft) between plants. Water in well.
Seed-grown plants usually flower the year of sowing. To keep stock young and vigorous, divide plants every two to three years and plant at the same spacing as seeds.
Keep crops weed free, mulch with well-rotted manure or similar in spring when the soil is warm and moist. Feed with general fertiliser such as Growmore or similar in spring, to increase yields. Water during dry weather. In cold areas, cover plants with a mulch of straw, compost or well-rotted manure in late autumn, to protect them during cold winter weather.