Imperial Star Artichoke

Imperial Star

Heirloom Type: Artichoke

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Origins: This became available in the mid-90s and was created to produce artichokes that produced in a single season instead of requiring two seasons.  This is not a GMO seed, but does fall under the PVP (Plant Variety Protection) which means you cannot legally save the seeds to sell from this particular variety.

Characteristics: Produces artichokes the first growing season, as opposed to the second season for most varieties.  They also yield nearly three times the fruit as other varieties.

Availability: Many heirloom seed companies

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