Seed Production of Cynara Cardunculus L. Cultivars Selected in Southwestern Spain

J. González, J. Matías, L. Royano & J. Cabanillas
Cardoon (Cynara cardunculus L.) is an herbaceous species indicated as one of the most suitable energy crops for Southern European countries. Cynara cardunculus L. lignocellulosic biomass can be used for energy production and seeds to obtain oil, as raw material for biodiesel. Cynara crop production costs can be shared between lignocellulosic biomass and oil seeds. The aim of this work was to evaluate seed production of vegetal material selected of cardoon. Three cultivars were studied...