Artichoke Seed - Romanesco Seeds
120-150 Days from Planting/Transplanting
Upright Growth Habit
Deep Green, Purple-Tinged Coloration
Meaty, Nutty Flavor
Hailing from the heart of Italy, the Romanesco Artichoke is steeped in rich tradition and culinary heritage. This variety, distinguished by its rounded shape and beautiful purple-tinged tips, has graced Roman tables for centuries and is considered by many as the true Italian artichoke.
Romanesco Artichokes are prized for their meaty and flavorful hearts, which boast a slightly nuttier taste than other varieties. Perfect for steaming, grilling, or making the traditional Roman "carciofi alla romana" (braised artichokes), these artichokes turn any meal into a Mediterranean feast. Beyond their delightful taste, they're also a rich source of fiber, antioxidants, and various essential vitamins.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions:
For the best results, start the seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last expected frost. Once seedlings are sturdy and all danger of frost has passed, transplant them to a sunny spot with well-drained soil, spacing plants about 3-4 feet apart. Artichokes thrive with deep, regular watering and benefit from occasional feeding with a balanced fertilizer. As buds appear, harvest them before the leaves fully open to enjoy their tender, flavorful hearts.