Artichoke

Artichoke 'Violetta Precoce'

Artichoke - Artichoke  'Violetta Precoce'

Common Name: Artichoke
Genus: Artichoke
Cultivar: 'Violetta Precoce'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Fast growing

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 1.50 m (150 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
Sow Depth: 5.0 cm
Harvest: April to July
Months to Sow Inside: February
Months to Sow Ouside: April to June
Months to Plant Outside: May




A purple - violet coloured variety with a delicate flavour. These plants produce medium sized globes which have tender meaty leaves.

  • Growing Instructions:

    Sow indoors - under cover in late winter and plant out in late spring when the plants have reached a height of about 15cm.
    Sow outside - Direct into soil April to June when the air temperature is above 15C
    Sow 5cm deep
    Thin plants to 1m apart


    Harvest - April to July

    When harvesting the artichoke if there are no secondary heads left snap the stem off at the base; if there are secondary heads on the stem cut off the terminal bud together with a short length of stem as this will stimulate secondary shoots which may yield a second crop. In autumn cut the plants back to the ground and mulch and protect the crown over winter.


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