Artichoke Purple De Jesi | Members Only Preservation Packet
Availability: members only
GENUS: Cynara SPECIES: scolymus
Heritage Status: Overseas
Bio-Region of Origin: Hawkes Bay
Number of Seeds: 30
Description: This line of Purple de Jesi has been selected at Koanga to have purple heads and for strong plants. Purple globe artichokes have a sweet exquisite flavour and are one of the most nutritious vegetables we can eat. If picked regularly and not left to go to seed they will crop over a very long period from early Spring to early winter. Cut flower stalks back after harvesting the globes and new shoots will come up from the bottom.
To help you decide which varieties will be best for you.
This excerpt from the Koanga Garden Guide is filled with valuable information.
Planting Instructions: Sow Spring, Summer and Autumn into 10 cm x 10 cm pot & transplant when 10 cm high, plant 1m apart in 1m wide beds and keep mulched. Need free draining soil.