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Globe Artichoke in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Cynara Scolymus

 

Globe Artichoke

A tall growing plant producing an edible globe vegetable. The arching leaves are covered with a greyish, bluish, or whitish waxy coating. They are arching in habit, and the globe vegetable grows from the top of the stem in summer. If it is not harvested, flowers of purple/blue appear.

 
plant Features
  • Globe Artichoke likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Globe Artichoke likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Globe Artichoke is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Globe Artichoke likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Globe Artichoke

Latin name

Cynara Scolymus

type

Vegetable

family

Asteraceae

ph

6.5 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Globe Artichoke likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Globe Artichoke is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Globe Artichoke likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Globe Artichoke likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom
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    When to harvest

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Globe Artichoke is 0.50meters x 1.50meters 0.50 M 1.50 M

Cynara Scolymus

A tall growing plant producing an edible globe vegetable. The arching leaves are covered with a greyish, bluish, or whitish waxy coating. They are arching in habit, and the globe vegetable grows from the top of the stem in summer. If it is not harvested, flowers of purple/blue appear.


Flowering Season

From Mid Summer TO Early Autumn

Purple flowers in summer and autumn, if the edible buds are not harvested.

 

Planting Outdoors

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant container grown plants out early to mid spring, dig in plenty of compost into well draining soil and after planting water in well.

 

Propagation

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Sow seeds in a deep well composted seedbed and thin as necessary. Artichokes can also be propagated by suckers removed from strong plants in early spring.

 
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