Cynara scolymus | Green Globe Artichoke
An improved Artichoke strain suitable for the home garden. We love using these in our perennial gardens due to the fabulous foliage and the striking globe-shaped flower buds that have an attractive rich deep green colour to them. The sharp spines that these plants normally have are almost totally eliminated on both the leaves and buds with this variety making it much easier to harvest if you wish to use them for eating.
The fleshy base of the petals and the meaty heart are the most edible parts. Buds are usually cut when 6-10cm in diameter. Vigorous and prolific plants grow up to a height of 1.8m and will produce the first year from but are usually better when cut back and carried over to the second year if you are wanting to eat them but we like to leave them where they are as they look so magnificent in the garden although we do cut some stems for the vase as they look amazing in an arrangement, which you can see in one of our photos.
Height to 1.8m x 1m wide
Plant size: PB2 - Equivalent 1.2 litres
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