Growing Green Globe Artichoke Vegetable Seeds
- Latin Name: Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus
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- Seed Qualities: Heirloom, Non-GMO
- Days to Plant Maturity: 150+
- Hardiness Zone: Zones 8 and above (possible to grow annually in colder climates)
- Seed Planting Depth: ¼- ½"
- Plant Spacing: 4'
- Row Spacing: 6'
- Growth Habit: Mound
- Soil Preference: Mulched/composted, PH level 6.5-7.5, temperature 60-75° F (16-24° C)
- Temp Preference: Warmer
- Light Preference: Full, although in climates with hot summers, afternoon shade can help
- Resistances: Drought
- Color: Green, though buds on top of stalks can turn purple if not cut
- Vegetable Flavor: Mild, asparagus-like taste
- 1 g - Approximately 7 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 200 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 800 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 3,200 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 16,000 Seeds
- 25 lb - Approximately 80,000 Seeds
Green Globe Artichoke (Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus) seeds can be sown indoors, then transplanted outside about four weeks before the last average frost. You'll want to plant the seeds four feet apart, with a space of six feet between rows, in a compost or mulched soil. Artichoke Vegetable plants require consistent watering and full sunlight. When the top buds are a consistent green color, they can be cut. In a few short days, the lower Artichoke buds will be ready to be harvested. If the Artichoke plant is being kept for aesthetic purposes in a garden, leaving the buds uncut will result in them turning purple in color. Non-GMO, Heirloom Green Globe Artichoke gardening seeds.
Did you know that globe artichoke vegetable is actually a variety of thistle. If allowed to go to seed, green globe artichoke has a very similar spikey flower.