Growth regulator gives earlier harvest in artichokes
AuthorWayne L. Schrader
Author AffiliationsWayne L. Schrader is Farm Advisor, Sun Diego County Cooperative Extension, University of California.
Hilgardia 48(3):29-32. DOI:10.3733/ca.v048n03p29. May 1994.
Southern California growers raise artichokes from seed as annuals for a winter harvest to take advantage of the favorable winter market prices. However, this method of production ties up fields for 9 months because the plants mature at different times. Now trials have revealed that multiple applications of gibberellic acid produce an earlier and more uniform first harvest in annual artichokes.
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