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How to Grow Artichokes

Artichokes are relatively easy to grow. The only challenge to growing them is the space they require, since they are a large plant, and they need this space permanently, as they are a perennial and keep coming back, year after year. Botanical Information Taxonomy History Physical Description GV: enormous, thistle-like plant, very decorative. Mature plant […]

Violetto di Chiogga Artichoke

Details Heirloom Color: purple Maturity: 85 days Size: ? Taste: exceptional flavor Disease Resistance: ? Notes: GV & TKG recommended variety fewer prickles than other artichokes extremely decorative plant; good addition to an edible landscaping plan Sources: (where to buy) Cherry Gal Results from My Garden: Haven’t tried growing these yet

Green Globe, Improved Artichoke

Details Open-Pollinated: ? Maturity: yields over a long period of time, fall or spring, depending on your location Size: ? Taste: ? Disease Resistance: ? Notes: PVFS: good for home gardens & landscaping; attractive, fountain-like. Useful in dried arrangements. Produces over spring and fall. hardy to zone 5. In warm areas, leave for 6-7 years […]