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Artichoke 'Imperial Star'
Artichoke 'Imperial Star'

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Our Price: $5.95
ZONE: 7 - 10
SIZE: 4'H x 3'S
BLOOM: Purple, Mid Summer - Mid Fall

Availability: Spring 2020

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Globe Artichoke Plants

Cynara scolymus

As with most varieties of artichokes, 'Imperial Star' is a beautiful edible that bears rosette buds that taste delicious! Perennial in zone 7, otherwise considered an annual or biennial, 'Imperial Star' produces faster and higher yields than other strains. Generating large crops in the first year only, this fleshy flower has a deliciously nutty taste.

Globe artichokes are best eaten by peeling the cooked leaves from around the bud and scraping the "meat" off of the tough outer skin with your teeth or with a fork. A tasty addition to pastas, sandwiches and pizzas, the 'Imperial Star' also makes a great steamed appetizer! Try steaming them with fish for a culinary masterpiece!

'Imperial Star' produces gray-green foliage and will grow to 4' with a 4' spread. Nearly spineless~ unusual looking but beautiful in the garden, its bloom will attract butterflies and other helpful pollinators.

Best harvested when the buds are 2" to 4" in diameter and leave at least a 2" stem. They can be stored in the icebox for at least 3 weeks. Filled with phytonutrients, B-Complex vitamins and minerals (calcium and iron)!

Unfortunately, we cannot ship to our friends in California. Sorry!
Zones: Zone 7 - 10, otherwise an annual or biennial

Size: 4'H x 3'S

Light: Full Sun to Partial Sun

Bloom: Purple, blooms Mid Summer to Mid Fall

Uses: An edible flowering vegetable, 'Imperial Star' looks beautiful in the garden and tastes delicious in many culinary concoctions.

Tips: If too warm, the 'Imperial Star' will go dormant, so keep the plants mulched well during the summer to keep the soil cooler and prevent dormancy.

Does Not Grow Well Indoors!

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Artichoke 'Imperial Star June 3, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from DECATUR, AL United States  
Excellent strong healthy plant

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5 of 5 Good purchase June 3, 2019
Reviewer: Martin Baker from Clearfield , UT United States  
Plant arrived healthy, and I must say the packaging was amazing, planted in the garden and still going strong, I’m expecting these to really take off as the weather warms up.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 great buy April 30, 2019
Reviewer: DONALD BORDELON SR from Metairie, LA United States  
great plants for my vegetable garden.looking forward to eat some great artichokes in a couple of months.rate them 10 out of ten

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Beautiful plants April 30, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Chelsea, AL United States  
Perfect condition.

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