Artichoke, Green Globe
- Plants grow to 3-5 feet
- 3-5 flower buds per plant in the first year
- A beautiful flower with purple-tinged edible buds
- Perennial in zones 7+
- 75 days from transplant
- ±650 seeds/oz
Available as early as 1825 from seedsmen such as Sinclair & Moore of Baltimore, MD. This hardy variety of artichoke is productive even in climates as cool as zone 3. Grows 3-5' tall with multiple 3-5" flower heads that have a purple tinge to the green buds. The artichoke hearts are flavorful and mature around 75 days from transplant. ±650 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow it
This crop requires a long growing season and should be started from seed in mid to late winter. You can transplant them outdoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost to trigger flower growth.
Plant your seeds 1/4-1/2 in. deep in soil trays or pots. Transfer them to 3-4 in. pots when their true leaves appear. When transplanting, bury seedlings up the stems up to their leaves.
Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.
Mulching the soil around this crop can help protect the plant and keep roots cool and moist. In frost-free zones, this crop can be grow throughout the fall and winter.