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Artichoke Violetto di Chioggia

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In a nutshell....

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.

'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

Important Delivery & Stock Information March 2021

 

Delivery Times

We will be operating our business as usual over the coming months as thankfully, current lockdown measures haven't required us to close our warehouses. Delivery times have been impacted over the year with the increase in online shopping putting immense strain on all couriers. We expect to have your order dispatched within 7-10 working days and delivery should be within 2-4 working days after this. This translates to 2 - 3 weeks for delivery and we are working very hard on reducing this time frame and will update here as soon as we can.

Out of Stock Products

Going through our site, you may notice many products are marked out of stock, this is only a temporary measure to enable our warehousing department to catch up with re-stocking and to train in new staff. We estimate a return to normalcy over the next two weeks so check back soon for your favourite products.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience which may have been caused due to Covid-19 and very much appreciate your patience during this time. Some of our customers had delays in receiving their orders in a timely manner but thankfully 99% of orders got through on schedule.

Contacting Us

Unless 15 working days (3 weeks) have elapsed since you placed your order please try to avoid contacting the office for delivery information as answering queries further slows packing. The Exception to this is our raised ponds which will take two weeks to be dispatched from our warehouse and and delivered to you. Of course if you have received a damaged item, are missing something or are over the 10 day lead time please feel free to email us at enquiry@quickcrop.ie and we will respond quickly, usually within the hour.

 

Standard Quickcrop deliveries only €3.95.

Standard delivery €3.95 - Our standard delivery rate is €3.95 and covers all goods except raised beds and some selected heavy items. €3.95 is the total delivery price irrespective of the number of items ordered.

Allotment raised beds €5.95 - Allotment style raised beds carry a delivery of €5.95 per complete order. €5.95 is the total delivery price irrespective of the number of allotment raised beds or additional items ordered.

Premier/Deluxe raised beds €9.95 - Premier or Deluxe raised beds carry a delivery of €9.95 per complete order. €9.95 is the total delivery price irrespective of the number of raised beds or additional items ordered.

Bulky Items €9.95 - Some large items (e.g. compost bins) carry a delivery charge of €9.95. Any items that carry the large item surcharge will be clearly marked on the product page.

European deliveries outside Ireland
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.

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:

€12.95 - The United Kingdom (Highlands and Islands may incur a surcharge, please contact us at support@quickcrop.com for details)

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

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 4 - 5 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 at support@quickcrop.com 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 issue a refund minus the delivery charge. 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, feel free to get in touch using the Contact Us Button Above.

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