Green Globe Artichoke
- 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
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.
Learn to Grow Green Globe Artichoke
Start Indoors: 8-12 weeks before last frost
Germination: 10-20 Days
Plant Outdoors: 36" Apart
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Plant outdoors after danger of frost has passed but the days are still cool. Fertilize liberally for best results. An annual in zones 3-6 (vernalization recommended) or perennial in zones 7+.
Ratings & Reviews
I live in Hardiness zone 4b at an elevation of 7000 ft so the nights get cold sometimes. I planted this after the last frost on June 5th. They all grew (and it was fun seeing them grow) but they did not produce any artichokes for me. For someone living in a hot climate they might do awesome idk. I just though I would rate this so anyone is my zone type would know.
Beautiful leaves but no flowers
by Ashley Schubert
We live in zone 5 and like the other reviewer, I tried my best two seasons in a row to get these to produce. The first season I had them outside and it gets quite cool even after first frost, but they never flowered. Second season I heavily fertilized with fresh compost and put in the greenhouse. The plants and leaves got HUGE but still no flowers. I was pretty disappointed to have 12 healthy plants and no edible globes two years in a row. I won’t be purchasing again and would save your money if you are in zone 5 or lower.