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Kardoen

Cardoon

Cynara cardunculus

1380

The artichoke-like flowers of cardoon are an attractive addition to the vegetable plot. The plant can grow up to 1.5 meters. Bleaching the leaf stalks during cultivation reduces the bitterness so they are edible.

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Cardoon is a very old, multiannual vegetable from the Mediterranean area. The bleached, ribbed leaves need to be cooked for consumption. In order to bleach, you can cover the plant with a burlap sack three weeks before it flowers. Most of the times cardoon is grown because of its very nice, artichoke-like flowers. If you sow in time, Cardoon will already flower the first year. The crop can withstand a great amount of frost, so you only need to cover it during heavy frost.

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Content 1 packet (Dutch)    :   2 grams (for 10 m2)
Seed weight:    :   25 seeds per gram
Plant spacing    :   80x60 cm
Position    :   sun
Plant height    :   80-150 cm