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Artichoke Violetto di Chioggia
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Very popular in France, this plant is grown for its large, edible, globular flower buds. These are soaked in salt water for a couple of hours, rinsed, boiled until tender, and then served with butter. 10 seeds per pack.

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'Violetto di Chioggia' is a traditional Italian artichoke variety, which is known for its beautiful purple-green heads, a luxury vegetable that is easily raised from seed. This variety produces a delicious and attractive purple headed artichoke traditionally boiled and served with butter. Violetto di Chioggia is also decorative enough for the flower border where it is also grown for its purple buds, blue flower and distinctive architectural foliage. Sow seed and select the best plants after 4 months. Propagate new plants by division as some heads will be green from this seed.

Germination Instructions
Sow under glass Mar-Jul. Sow 20mm deep into moist well-drained seed compost. Ideal temp. 18°C. Germination takes 10 days approx. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle to 8cm pots and grow on. Plant out the following spring with 90cm spacing into soil which is well prepared with plenty of well rotted manure and added fertiliser.

Seeds per Pack: 10

Growing Instructions
Keep weed free. Mulch with well rotted organic matter in spring. Feeding with a general purpose fertiliser will increase yields. Water during dry weather. During cold winter weather cover with a mulch of straw. Slugs can be a common problem, treat as desired.

Cultivation Instructions
Deadhead regularly to prolong the flowering window. Will self-seed freely, deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next year. Do not overcrowd this plant, it will spread. Large clumps can be divided every 3 years. Remove excess woody growth. If you wish to collect seeds allow the seedheads to mature on the plant and harvest when dry and brown. Cut plants down to the ground in summer.

When to Sow (indoors): March, April, May, June, July

Quickcrop European deliveries

All Standard Quickcrop Deliveries only €3.95, heavy goods deliveries only €7.95.

All our deliveries are only €3.95 no matter how many products we deliver anywhere in Ireland. For heavy items like ponds or furniture we charge only €7.95 per complete order. We also deliver to the UK and other European countries, please see our delivery rates below. Our flat delivery rate is an absolute bargain and is far cheaper than any of our competitors, please take this into account when comparing product prices.

 

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Heavy goods deliveries
For heavy furniture or pond deliveries we charge an extra €4.00 to our standard delivery rate. Our rates below are our standard rates, please add €4.00 for heavy goods. All delivery rates are automatically added to your order when you add a product to your cart.

Where do we deliver to?
We deliver nationwide to the island of Ireland, the U.K., Austria, Benelux Countries, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. Please see our delivery rates below:

€3.95 - The Island of Ireland

€12.95 - The United Kingdom (Highlands and Islands may incur a surcharge, please contact us on 353 1524 0884 for details)

€14.95 - Austria, Belguim, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, France, Germany, Switzerland.

€24.95 - Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden.

€29.95 - Finland, Norway, Portugal, Spain.

How long does it take?
Stock permitting we aim to dispatch your goods within 2 working days of receiving your order. The average time taken from order to delivery is 2 - 3 days for Irish and UK orders, and up to 8 working days for other European destinations.

What If I'm not in at time of delivery?
The driver will leave a note with the depot contact number. Delivery can be arranged for the next day or a later date.

I'm ordering several items, do they all arrive at the same time?
All items dispatched at the same time will normally be delivered in one delivery. The exceptions are bulk bags of soil or compost which comes in a separate delivery using a different delivery company.

What if my parcel is damaged or I wish to return the goods I have ordered?
Contact our office on 01 524 0884 and we will arrange collection and refund or replacement of faulty or damaged goods.

If you wish to return goods for any reason other than damaged or faulty items please return the item to us at the following address and we will organise a refund. Goods must be undamaged and in their original packaging. Please take care when parceling returned goods to ensure it reaches us in good condition.

Our returns address is: Quickcrop ltd., Unit 4, Ballymote Industrial Estate, Ballymote, Co.Sligo.

 

If you are unsure about any aspect of our delivery service we're always delighted to take your call in the office on: 01 524 0884

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