Artichoke Green Globe Improved Seeds

Artichoke Green Globe Improved Seeds

Cynara scolymus

Item #0267

150-180 days. Grow artichokes anywhere, even in northern gardens. This variety has more uniform plant size and better production, an improvement of the traditional Green Globe. Provide plenty of room and fertile soil and you’ll be rewarded with 3 to 5 fresh, delicious artichokes. In cold climates grow as an annual. In frost-free areas, plants are perennial. More information on growing artichokes inside packet.

This packet yields approximately 15 plants.

Days to Emerge:
14 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
A group of
3 seeds
every 4'-6'

Row Spacing:

When 1" tall
thin to 1
every 4'-6'

When to sow outside: Cold climates: Not recommended. Mild climates: Sow in fall for harvest the following spring.

When to start inside: Cold climates: Sow in 4" pots 12 weeks before your average last spring frost date. Transplant outside 4 weeks before average last frost. Protect from frost.
Mild climates: Sow in 4" pots in early fall. Transplant outdoors 6 weeks before average first frost.

Harvesting: For eating, harvest buds when they are still closed, just before they begin to open. (Opened heads are tough.) Cut the central bud first by cutting the stem with a sharp knife 2” below the bud. After harvesting, side shoots will produce smaller harvestable buds (a unique delicacy!). Artichokes are best eaten fresh, immediately after harvest as flavor declines from the moment they are cut.

Artist: Marjorie Leggitt

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