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Artichoke - Green Globe

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Cynara solymus

These seeds produce sturdy plants that can reach up to 2 meters in height and width, with large, silvery-green leaves that add a striking aesthetic to any garden.

The Green Globe variety is characterized by its large, globe-shaped buds, which are harvested before flowering. Each bud consists of fleshy, edible scales and a heart that is highly prized for its buttery texture and nutty flavour.

This variety is known for its high yield, typically producing multiple buds per plant in its second year of growth.

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Cynara solymus

The Green Globe Artichoke is a perennial thistle originating from the Mediterranean. Renowned for its large, edible flower buds, it has been a staple in cuisines and gardens for centuries. Our Green Globe Artichoke seeds are selected for their quality and yield, offering gardeners a reliable variety known for its robust growth and flavourful harvests.

About Green Globe Artichokes: These seeds produce sturdy plants that can reach up to 2 meters in height and width, with large, silvery-green leaves that add a striking aesthetic to any garden. The Green Globe variety is characterized by its large, globe-shaped buds, which are harvested before flowering. Each bud consists of fleshy, edible scales and a heart that is highly prized for its buttery texture and nutty flavour. This variety is known for its high yield, typically producing multiple buds per plant in its second year of growth.

Growing In Australia: Green Globe Artichokes are well-suited to the cooler, temperate regions of Australia but can be grown in warmer areas with some care. They require full sun and well-draining soil. In hotter regions, providing partial shade during the peak heat can be beneficial. These plants are relatively drought-tolerant once established and show resistance to many common garden pests, though they may attract aphids and require protection from frost in colder areas.

Benefits and Uses: Beyond their ornamental value, Green Globe Artichokes offer significant culinary and nutritional benefits. The buds are a source of fibre, vitamins C and K, folate, magnesium, and antioxidants. They can be steamed, boiled, grilled, or used in a variety of dishes, from dips to pasta. The leaves can also be used to make a healthy tea. Additionally, artichoke plants can act as a natural barrier in gardens due to their size and can provide shelter for beneficial insects.

Planting and Care Tips: For best results, start Green Globe Artichoke seeds indoors 8-12 weeks before the last expected frost. Transplant outdoors in a sunny location with compost-rich, well-draining soil. Space plants at least 1.5 meters apart to accommodate their width. Water regularly to keep the soil moist, especially during bud formation. Apply a balanced fertilizer monthly during the growing season. In regions with mild winters, mulch around the base to protect the root system. For colder areas, consider growing artichokes as annuals or provide winter protection.

20+ heirloom seeds

Sowing Information

Plant Type: Annual in cooler climates, perennial in warmer climates
Sow When: Temperate: August - November
                   Sub Tropical: August - November
                   Tropical: April - July
Sow Where: Direct
Sow Depth: 6mm
Germination: 15-25 days with soil between 15-18°C
Position: Full Sun
Plant Spacing: 150-200cm
Row Spacing: 150-200cm
Plant Height: 150-200cm
Harvest: 290-400 days

Climate Zone

The image below will help you determine which climate zone you are in, and allow you to choose the best varieties for your area.

Australia-climate-map MJC01

Martyman, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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Gregory B.
Excellent service

Seeds arrived in good order and on time.