University of California

Growth regulator gives earlier harvest in artichokes


Wayne L. Schrader

Author Affiliations

Wayne L. Schrader is Farm Advisor, Sun Diego County Cooperative Extension, University of California.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 48(3):29-32. DOI:10.3733/ca.v048n03p29. May 1994.

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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.

Schrader W. 1994. Growth regulator gives earlier harvest in artichokes. Hilgardia 48(3):29-32. DOI:10.3733/ca.v048n03p29
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