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Thank you so much for my John Downie crab apple it arrived today well packaged(shredded paper now in compost bin nothing wasted).It arrived just in time to be planted before it got dark and now is being rained in.Ordered on 25th delivered on 28tth well done.
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Cardoon Plant 'Bianco Avorio'

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Cynara cardunculus 'Bianco Avorio'

  • Will reach 6 feet (1.8 metres) tall.
  • Easy to grow.
  • You eat the stems or leaf stalks after blanching them.
  • Very pretty!

Supplied as compost block-grown plants.

Available from approximately April 2018

1 or more £2.25GBPGBP
each. Group & quantity discounts
Qty:
Pollinator Friendly

A vegetable widely cultivated in Victorian England that is related to the Globe Artichoke - except it's the stems that are cooked and eaten in late autumn/winter rather than the flowerheads. You may recall it was featured by Harry Dodson in the BBC's Victorian Kitchen Garden series, and was also championed by Clarissa Dickson Wright, of Two Fat Ladies fame.

It is the perfect vegetable to grow in the herbaceous border as it is perennial in habit, with a very attractive pink/purple flower and very striking leaves.

Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects if allowed to 'go over' and flower (so if you have room leave any plants in that have gone too far rather than pulling them out straight away).

  • Grows up to 6 feet (1.8 metres) tall.
  • Prefers a rich, well-drained but moisture-retentive soil, and likes a sheltered, sunny position.
  • Plant out from late April until August-September. Set plants 3 ft (90 cm) apart. They need a lot of space.
  • Keep weed-free, and water well in dry spells. Provide stakes when the plants reach 12" (30 cm) in height.
  • Blanch plants in late summer/early autumn by wrapping them up to exclude the light 6-8 weeks before harvest, and earth up at the base of the plant.
  • Cardoons are vulnerable to attack by slugs and snails. Treat with BioFriend Slug-Banish. Black bean aphids and root aphids can also be a problem. We recommend spraying with our BioFriend Plant Defence.
  • Cardoons are frost-tender perennials so after the plants are cut down for the winter, protect the crowns with straw, horticultural fleece or newspaper.
Available from approximately April 2018

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This product is subject to group discount if you are buying multiple products from the same pricing group. Other products in this group are...
Artichoke Plant 'Green Globe'
Artichoke Plant 'Romanesco'
Artichoke Plant 'Tavor'

General Information

A Little Information About Our Vegetable Plants (Video)
Information on the vegetable plants that Victoriana grows and how we make sure they are always hardened off before dispatch.

Pollinator Friendly Plants
A detailed guide to the seeds and plants sold by Victoriana Nursery Gardens that will attract and provide a food source to bees and other beneficial pollinating insects.

How To...

How to Grow Cardoons
Detailed advice on growing cardoons. Includes information on watering, pest control and harvesting.

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https://www.victoriananursery.co.uk/Cardoon_Plant_Bianco_Avorio/