Imperial Star hybrid artichoke has flesh that is thick, moist and nutty tasting with a large, deep heart. Artichoke exterior is oval shaped and glossy green.
Growth is open and erect with buds on long stems for easy harvest.
Imperial Star is an early maturing artichoke with a glossy green color, uniform shape and no thorns. This artichoke seed can be grown as an annual or perennial. Imperial Star is 10 days to 2 weeks earlier than Emerald, but not quite as cold tolerant.