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Cardoon Seeds (Cynara cardunculus)

$2.95
Item #:
631076
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.
Item #:
631076
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.

Description

Cardoon is a magnificent perennial native to southern Europe, with spiny, gray-green foliage and purple, thistle-like flowers.  The French first grew it as a vegetable and Quakers brought it to America in the 1790's.  Although related to Globe Artichokes - which Thomas Jefferson grew throughout his life - the edible part of a Cardoon is its thick leaf stalk, which can be blanched with mounded soil.

Sow seeds indoors during mid-late winter at 70 degrees F, transplant to 3" pots once they have several true leaves, then harden off and transplant outdoors to rich, well-drained soil 3-4 weeks before the last frost.  Approximately 10-12 seeds per packet.

 Exposure  Planting Method  Planting Depth  Plant Spacing  Size at Maturity  Zone 
Full Sun Transplant 1/2" 2'; rows 3' apart 4-6'H 7-9

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