These tasty flower heads are great eaten fresh. If left to fully flower in the garden, you will get stunning blazing purple blooms.
Green Globe Artichoke Seeds
942 in stock
942 in stock
Green Globe Artichoke seeds produce large ornamental plants with edible flowers called artichokes. These tasty flower heads are great eaten fresh. If left to fully flower in the garden, you will get stunning blazing purple blooms. This plant is a perennial in Zones 7 and warmer, dying back and coming back each spring. Wonderful for edible landscapes and permaculture culture applications.
Suggested Planting Applications: Artichokes are wonderful plants that are both edible and ornamental. Pollinators and insects love their stunning blooms. Since plants can get quite large, gardeners should consider where they want to plant them. In Zones 7 and warmer, the plant can last several seasons and this should be taken into consideration.
Seed Starting Recommendations: Artichoke seeds can be started indoors 5-6 weeks before the last frost in areas with cold winters. Artichoke plants actually enjoy a bit of cold weather (vernalization) to help them produce flowers. However, they are frost-sensitive and should be protected from frost. If starting indoors, start artichokes in potting or seed starting mix and pot up to a 4″ pot if needed. They can be planted out as soon as the threat of frost has passed. If direct sowing the seeds, plant out after the threat of frost has passed in well-worked soils that have been cleared of weeds. Thin to a spacing of at least 24″.
Growing and Harvesting Directions: Artichokes will grow all through spring and summer, producing edible buds in midsummer. Harvest quick! They go from edible heads to fibrous flowers quickly! Once harvested enjoy them in hundreds of recipes.
Artichokes go great with Basil! Try our Basil Mix.
|Days to Germination:||7-14|
|Days to Maturity:||70-85+|
|Height at Maturity:||3-4′|
|Lighting Requirements:||Full Sun|
Package Weight: 1 gram
Approximate seed count per packet: 25 seeds
Sows about a 75′ row (this takes into account thinning)