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Artichoke seedlings

Posted by CharlieBoring 7 (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 18, 13 at 11:04

I planted some artichoke seeds under lights in doors. I bought the seeds from Parks. One of the seedlings is completely white at the two leaf stage, while the others are the normal green. Has anyone seen this before?

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RE: Artichoke seedlings

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Fri, Mar 22, 13 at 22:56

I haven't seen it but have read of it, with some down time this evening I browsed a little for albinism in artichoke and it may not be all that uncommon in a given percentage from any lot of seed.

Several online mentions, and from Territorial Seed who I know to be reliable source of information- in their artichoke from seed description:
" Sow heavily and expect 70% germination. Of these seedlings, about 20% will not produce high quality plants. Cull out the small and albino plants."

Here is a link that might be useful: One mention at Territorial Seed

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