Cynara cardunculus 'Green Globe Improved'
Globe Artichooke - F1 Hybrid 'Green Globe Improved'
Cynara cardunculus Globe Artichooke 'Green Globe Improved' F1 Hybrid bears larger, heavier, and more consistent quality globe-shaped heads. The characteristic sharp spines have been greatly reduced in this improved variety. The astonishingly tasty hearts make a supreme delicacy when pickled, and the base of the leaves can be eaten too. This majestic perennial vegetable makes an attractive addition to any vegetable plot. It is ideal for the flower garden too, attracting bees to its thistle-like flowers when left unharvested. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 75cm (30").
|Botanical name||Cynara cardunculus|
|Common name||Globe Artichooke - F1 Hybrid 'Green Globe Improved'|
|Flower colour||Silver/Grey, Green, Purple|
|Flowering time||Summer, Autumn|
|Foliage colour||Silver/Grey, Green|
|Plant type||Vegetable Seeds|
|Season of interest||Summer, Autumn|
|Time to maturity||2 - 5 years|
|Ultimate height||1.6m - 2.5m|
|Ultimate spread||1.1m - 1.5m|
|Useful/additional information||Grow globe artichoke plants in rich fertile, well drained soil in full sun with protection from strong winds. Direct sow globe artichoke seed outdoors from March to April when the soil has warmed up. Sow into a well prepared seedbed, with 2-3 seeds per station in drills 30cm (12in) apart. When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings. The thinnings can be transplanted. Globe artichoke seed sown outdoors will usually flower the year after sowing.|