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Imperial Star Artichoke Seeds

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Cynara scolymus

Imperial Star Artichoke Seeds (90 days from transplant)

Seed Packet contains about 20 seeds or 1 gram.

Mother Earth News says about Imperial Star artichoke seeds...

"Huge Yields of Thornless, Sweet Chokes!
This gourmet, perennial vegetable did not tolerate temperatures below 20 degrees, grew best in foggy areas with cool days and nights, and demanded a long growing season.

But these rigid requirements changed when a new variety, `Imperial Star,' became available in the late 1990's. An annual artichoke that is started from seed in early spring, it produces edible buds about 90 days after transplants are set out, much like tomatoes and peppers. Now anyone, anywhere, can have an artichoke patch for fresh eating or even canning.

Mostly green with a tinge of purple, these artichokes don't have any thorns to bother you when you're dipping them! Also this variety can...Learn More





Cynara scolymus

Imperial Star Artichoke Seeds (90 days from transplant)

Seed Packet contains about 20 seeds or 1 gram.

Mother Earth News says about Imperial Star artichoke seeds...

"Huge Yields of Thornless, Sweet Chokes!
This gourmet, perennial vegetable did not tolerate temperatures below 20 degrees, grew best in foggy areas with cool days and nights, and demanded a long growing season.

But these rigid requirements changed when a new variety, `Imperial Star,' became available in the late 1990's. An annual artichoke that is started from seed in early spring, it produces edible buds about 90 days after transplants are set out, much like tomatoes and peppers. Now anyone, anywhere, can have an artichoke patch for fresh eating or even canning.

Mostly green with a tinge of purple, these artichokes don't have any thorns to bother you when you're dipping them! Also this variety can be grown as an annual in warmer climates than most artichokes.

Buttery, with a nutty flavor, artichoke hearts have long been regarded as elegant additions to salads, as topping for sauteed fish and as toothsome appetizers when dressed with vinegar, olive oil and herbs. The whole artichoke bud is best steamed and served with a dipping sauce of garlic-flavored, melted butter or mayonnaise. To eat it, grasp the pointed end of each petal of the bud and pull it off. Then dip the petal bottom in the sauce and rake it over your teeth to dislodge the meaty pulp at the base."


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