Valutation of “Romanesco” artichoke clones in SicilyThe artichoke is one of the most important vegetables cultivated in Sicily, especially for small andmedium sized farms.The artichoke in Sicily is represented mostly by local ecotypes and varieties that go into production in autumn, which is most appreciated by consumers in the south. But they have lower production and are less homogeneous than spring varieties. In recent years, agricultural techniques for propagation, fertilization and disease control for the autumn artichokes have improbe considerably, but less for the selection of different cultivars, in particular with the spring varieties.The introduction of the spring cultivars would expand the production period, diversify supply, conquer new markets and ensure a better division of labor on the farm during the full year.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|