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Artichoke Seed - Romanesco Seeds

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  • Seed Count: 15 Seeds
  • Maturity Date: Approximately 85-100 days from planting
  • Plant Type: Perennial vegetable
  • Plant Height: Up to 3-4 feet
  • Flower Characteristics: Large, thistle-like, edible buds
  • Ideal Growing Conditions: Full sun, well-drained soil
  • Special Care: Regular watering and fertilizing, frost-sensitive
  • Culinary Uses: Excellent for steaming, grilling, or used in various Italian dishes

History: The Romanesco Artichoke, hailing from the Roman countryside, is a cherished variety in Italian cuisine. This perennial vegetable, renowned for its large, thistle-like buds, has been a staple in Mediterranean diets for centuries. Its evolution from a wild plant to a cultivated delicacy highlights its historical and cultural significance.

Uses: Romanesco Artichokes are celebrated for their tender hearts and meaty leaves, making them a gourmet delight. They can be steamed, grilled, or incorporated into various Italian dishes, showcasing their versatility. Besides their culinary uses, artichokes are also known for their health benefits, being rich in fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins.

Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: Romanesco Artichokes thrive in full sun and well-drained soil. They grow up to 3-4 feet in height and require regular watering and fertilizing. Although frost-sensitive, with proper care, they can produce large, edible buds that are both delicious and nutritious. Plant the seeds in early spring, ensuring they have enough space to develop. Regular maintenance and care will lead to a rewarding harvest of this exquisite Italian variety.

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