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Is one of the fastest growing artichokes, developed to yield a harvest already the first year. The vigorous plants, growing more than 1 m tall, yield 5-8 artichokes, of somewhat tall build, with a diameter of 7-10 cm. Imperial is a new, modern sort of foody artichokes. A portion contains about 15 seeds. 


Product number:4870
Scientific name:Cynara cardunculus
Botanic family:The Sunflower Family - Asteraceae
Days to maturity:85
Lifespan:Biannual, Perennial
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
Sowing time:Pre-cultivate: January–March
Sowing depth:1-2 cm
Germination temperature:20-25 degrees
Germination time:10–20 days
Plant spacing:60 cm
Row spacing:100–150 cm
Height:100 cm
Plant location:Sun
Seeds/g:25–35 seeds
Heirloom variety:No

Cultivation advice


Artichoke needs quite a long season and must be pre-cultivated because of it. Sow indoors or in a hotbed 1-2cm deep, 6-8weeks before setting them out, when the soil has warmed up a bit. It grows quickly and tolerates some frost in autumn.


At least 60 cm of mutual space.


The flower-buds are harvested successively just before they begin opening and boiled in slightly salted water for 20 min. They tolerate a light frost in autumn. 


25-35 seeds/g.

A portion contains about 15 seeds.