Native to the Mediterranean, Green Globe Artichoke seeds have been grown for decades and their fruits eaten by and reserved for the noble and rich in ancient Greece and Rome. In addition to a mild flavor similar to asparagus, Artichoke vegetable plants can grow to be large, interesting focal points in gardens. Vibrant green stalks are adorned with intriguing leaves and topped with buds, which can turn purple if left uncut.
Latin Name:Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus
Seed Qualities:Heirloom, Non-GMO
Days to Plant Maturity: 150+
Seed Planting Depth:¼- ½"
Soil Preference:Mulched/composted, PH level 6.5-7.5, temperature 60-75° F (16-24° C)
Light Preference:Full, although in climates with hot summers, afternoon shade can help
Color:Green, though buds on top of stalks can turn purple if not cut