Green Globe Improved Artichokes Seeds
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Green Globe Improved Artichokes Seeds

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SKU AR1-25
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Country Of Origin: USA USA
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120 days. Cynara scolymus. Perennial. Open Pollinated. Green Globe Improved Artichokes. The plant produces good yields of 5" diameter dark green artichokes with a light purple tinge. The flower buds are very attractive, tender, and flavorful. This variety does well in most areas. It will produce artichokes for over 5 years. It's the one found in your local supermarket and restaurants. Try growing your own artichokes in your own home garden. An 1863 heirloom variety from the United States of America. An excellent choice for home gardens. United States Department of Agriculture, NSL 6303.

Lot No: 777C

Germination: 80%

Test Date: 04/24

Seeds Per Pound: 9,600

Plant Height: 24 to 48” tall

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Indoor Sow

Artichokes Seeds

Cynara scolymus

Seed Depth Soil Temp. for Germination Days to Germination Sunlight Requirements Planting Time
1/4 to 1/2" 70 F to 80 F 10 to 21 days Full Sun Spring/Fall
USDA Hardiness Zone Seed Spacing Row Spacing Space After Thinning Days to Harvest
8 - 10 3 to 4" 36 - 48" 24 to 36" 60 - 90 days
Artichoke Seed Planting Information:

Artichokes do best in cool weather and are usually planted indoors and transplanted outdoors. They grow best in humid areas where temperature remains below 50 F for a long period of time. Start seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before setting outdoors. Plants require 50 F to 70 F temperatures to induce budding. Spring planting should occur as soon as soil can be worked and after last frost, and fall planting done in September, October, and November for spring harvest. When seedlings are 2" to 4" tall, transplant them into larger pots so roots can grow properly. Protect the plants from frost. Plants become less productive in 5th and 6th year and new plants should be grown. Plants can grow 3 to 5 ft tall.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Keep seedlings and transplants consistently moist. Water well during dry and hot spells.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Periodically apply Miracle Gro.

Harvest Tips:

Cut the edible flower buds when they are 3 to 4" in diameter. After harvesting, cut the plant back one third to encourage new buds to form.

Growing Calendar
Indoor Germination Temperature: 70 to 80 F
Minimum Outdoor Temperature: 50 to 70 F
Start Indoors Transplant Start Outdoors Start Indoors Fall Transplant Fall Start Outdoors Fall Multiple Crops
Seed Depth: ¼” to ½“

Days to Germination: 10 to 21 days

Plant Spacing: 24 to 36”

Row Spacing: 36 to 48”

Sunlight Requirement: Full sun

Days to Harvest after Planting Outdoors: 60 to 90 days

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 to 11

Use Miracle-Gro© Seed Starting Mix for best germination results.

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by on February 23, 2007

I planted these seeds in my Michigan garden because I thought the look of the leaf was interesting. But lo and behold, we enjoyed artichokes for about two months. And, once they go to seed, they make a beautiful cut flower and dried really well! -Happily surprised

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