Vegetables Artichokes Colorado Star

Colorado Star

Artichoke Seed

Product ID: 3674

New! Early-maturing purple annual.

Colorado Star was specifically bred for annual production from seed. Very early maturing compared to other purple varieties as well as green varieties. The 1-3' tall plants vary from upright to prostrate, but all produce high yields of purple to green-purple buds. Typically 1-3 primary buds are produced that are 2 1/2-3 1/2" in diameter followed by 5-7 secondary buds ranging from 2-2 1/2" diameter. Developed by Keith Mayberry - the same breeder of Imperial Star. Plants may be variably spiny. Perennial in Zone 7 and warmer, otherwise treat as an annual. NOTE: Amount of purpling may vary from plant to plant - some buds will be all purple, while others only show purple-tinged bracts. Avg. 9,600 seeds/lb. Packet: 25 seeds.

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$3.95
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100 Seeds

$10.80
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250 Seeds

$22.10
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1,000 Seeds

$61.75
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5,000 Seeds

$262.80
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10,000 Seeds

$472.80
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CULTURE: Artichokes require very fertile, well-drained soils with a pH of 6.5–8.0. Sow artichokes indoors 8–12 weeks before last spring frost date. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell in plug trays or individual containers ¼" deep. Germinate at 70–80°F (21–26°C). As soon as seedlings can be handled, transplant to 4" pots or 72-cell plug flats, if necessary, and grow at 60–70°F (15–21°C) during the day and 50–60°F (10-15°C) at night. Transplant 6- to 12-week-old plants to the field 2–3' apart in rows 4–6' apart.
MILD AREAS: Where winter low is above 14°F (-10°C), sow seeds in fall, harvest in spring.
IMPORTANT COLD TREATMENT (VERNALIZATION): Time transplanting so plants receive 10 days of 45–50°F (7.2–10°C) temperatures to induce earlier budding. Protect from frost.
HARVEST: Clip mature buds midsummer to midfall, depending on location.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: Avg. 11,500.
PACKET: 25 seeds, unless otherwise noted.

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Quick Facts

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Latin Name
Cynara scolymus
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
75 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.<br>Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Ideal for Drying and Crafts Ideal for Drying and Crafts
Variety is excellent for creating dried flowers.
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Ideal for Drying and Crafts