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Artichoke 'Colorado Red Star' young plants

Cynara cardunculus 'Colorado Red Star' - the beautiful artichoke

Regular price
(€61,80 per plate) €1,03 per plant
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( per plate) €0,00 per plant
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(€61,80 per plate) €1,03 per plant
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Plate equals 60 plants
Plant size: root ball ⌀ = 4 cm; height 5.5 cm
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Plates Price* per plant*
1-3 plates €52,80 EUR €0,88 EUR
4-43 plates €50,16 EUR €0,84 EUR
From 44 plates €47,52 EUR €0,79 EUR
(* excl. tax plus shipping)

Advantages Colorado Red Star

  • majestically decorative
  • flowers already in the first year of growth
  • high-yielding

Fact sheet

Growth: Thanks to young plants, it develops more quickly than seeds, only grows to about 90 cm high, cut off close to the ground in October and cover thickly with straw or brushwood

Ripeness/Harvest: early flowering, takes about 75 days to mature

Fruits: the still closed flower buds

Taste: tart to sweet-aromatic

Variety description

The artichoke originates from the Mediterranean region and was once reserved for the rich. The edible flower base is very small in relation to the entire plant, without any nutrients worth mentioning, but just special, tart, different. The entire flower is harvested as soon as the outermost scales open slightly.

The variety 'Colorado Red Star' is the beauty among cultivated artichokes. Its flower buds are violet-red and it is worth not harvesting all the flower buds in order to enjoy the beauty of the plant. 'Colorado Red Star' is often grown as an annual only. This is because it reliably produces flowers already in the first year. This variety grows more quickly and becomes less tall than others. This means that it can also be planted in locations where others would no longer flower. Although 'Colorado Red Star' - as one of the few varieties - is suitable for annual cultivation, we think it is a pity not to cultivate it perennially. It does not need more winter protection than the other varieties and once artichokes are established, they form clumps and the yield increases. However, after 5 - 7 years, replanting may be necessary.

Technical data

SKU 05499
Brand EverVeg®
Type Colorado Red Star
Lubera type
License type
Advantages majestätische Zierde, blüht bereits im ersten Standjahr, ertragreich
Growth Thanks to young plants, it develops more quickly than seeds, only grows to about 90 cm high, cut off close to the ground in October and cover thickly with straw or brushwood
Annual growth perennial
Height 90 cm
Blossoming time Jul
Blossom color violett-rot
Leaf color grey-brown
Leaves Immergrün
Striking autumn color no
Ripeness/Harvest early flowering, takes about 75 days to mature
Harvest time June July
Fruits the still closed flower buds
Fruit color conspicuous purple-red leaf scales on the flower buds
Taste tart to sweet-aromatic
Sturdiness **
Winter hardiness sufficient
Weight 0.0 kg