Vegetable Seeds Catalogue

Artichoke and Asparagus

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Cynara scolymus 'Green'

This French, perennial artichoke has lots of large, green, plump buds in spring & huge, scented, purple/pink flowerheads in late summer. A good culinary variety, where immature flower buds are harvested for eating. A hardy plant with attractive, silver-blue foliage. It is happiest with plenty of sun. Both the foliage and flower make for great displays. Flowers can also be dried. 25 seeds

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Cynara scolymus 'Purple Headed'

This perennial Artichoke has edible flower buds in spring and gets to a height of 6 foot. The flower buds (chokes) vary in colour from purple with splotches of green to medium green tinged with purple. A beautiful looking vegetable with its large silver blue foliage and stunning scented, purple/pink flower heads in summer. Both the foliage and flower make for great displays. Flowers can also be dried. 15 seeds
 

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Asparagus officinalis

A French heirloom that is early and hardy. It has straight dark green spears with a tender purple tip and excellent flavour. Argenteuil tends to be earlier than other asparagus varieties. The French traditionally have used blanched this variety to create a ‘white’ asparagus. Good yields produced over 2-3 months. A perennial vegetable living for 15-20 years, so plenty of years production. 30 seeds.

Hierloom
Sunlight
Full
Frost Resilience
Frost Hardy
Lifespan
Perennial
Climate
Cold
Temperate
Tropics/SubTropics
Germination Period (days)
28
Sow Method
Direct or Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Sow in trays or direct to garden. Keep moist and warm (takes 4 weeks to germinate). Irrigate and weed well in first year. Provide support in windy positions. Needs well drained soil. In autumn cut off brown ferns and fertilise well and lime in late winter.
Spacing/Spread
0.4 m
Row Space
1 m
1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Asparagus officinalis

A popular heirloom variety that is early and produces long straight dark green spears with a purple tinge. The spears are delicious - tender, thick, heavy and straight. Produces a heavy yield over 2-3 months, with the first 45-60 days the most productive. 50 seeds.