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Growing Artichokes (Globe)

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
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(Best months for growing Artichokes (Globe) in USA - Zone 5a regions)

S = Plant undercover in seed trays P = Sow seed

  • Easy to grow. Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 59°F and 64°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 63 - 79 inches apart
  • Harvest in 42-57 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Needs a lot of space. Best in separate bed

Your comments and tips

18 Mar 16, Eric (Australia - tropical climate)
I am actually in Brazil in the tropical highlands. Most of the rain falls in the summer average high temperature is 28. I have lots of violet artichokes grown from seed acquired in Brazil and also in Spain. All the plants are doing well but the first to produce were planted with and in a linear row under Hawaiian papayas...which provide a bit of shade, They are pretty carefree... no pests..even my goats do not bother with them...and they eat most everthing... Oil pickled artichokes are a treat and are unheard of here... the little violet chokes are the best for that purpose...
09 Feb 17, Romel Madray (Australia - tropical climate)
Dear Eric in Brazil I live in a country called Trinidad and Tobago the temperature ranges are as follows. AHS Heat Zone 11b, USDA Hardiness Zone 12. Can you provide me with any guidance on germinating seeds direct sowing, paper towel method. If any special care is needed for vegetative growth and flowering. Are you willing to sell some seeds that you have or trade seeds?I am also seeking to get Eugenia involucrata, the Cherry of the Rio Grande. Can I contact you directly? Regards
26 Nov 15, vincent nani (Australia - temperate climate)
Do I have to cut the Artchokes back when they have finshed produceing,or leave as is this is there first year
28 Nov 15, Dee (Australia - arid climate)
Hi Vincent I let my globe artichoke completely die down and when it produced the new plant - that's when I cut off the old stems. Not sure if that's how you're meant to do it, but it worked wonderfully for me and I had a bumper crop the following year.
27 Nov 15, Garden of Earthy Treasures (Australia - arid climate)
Leave them grow as naturally as possible, keep well fed and your blooms will be better than ever next year.
16 Nov 15, marius pretorius (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Hi I'm hoping you can advise me on where I can get artichoke seed in limpopo and could advise me on how best to market a harvest of them of say an hectare's harvest. Kind regards. Marius
17 Sep 15, Lily (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
seedsforafrica.co.za
06 Jul 15, Cy Gabales (Australia - tropical climate)
Hi everyone, I'm from the Philippines and I really want to try planting artichokes, but I'm not sure if it would actually work on a tropical country. However, I'm still considering it because we are now in the rainy season and it's not as hot anymore. Would the plants be fine with rain? Please help me, thank you very much!
10 Aug 15, Geoff Hudson (Australia - temperate climate)
Globe artichokes are not recommended for tropical climates.
21 Feb 15, Hanns (Australia - tropical climate)
We live in the Philippines, We planted 15 plants about 4 months ago. The plants look great! large and healthy. Im waiting for a flower to come up. Does anyone know if its to hot here or do I just need to wait. I cant wait to harvest our own artichokes.
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I am actually in Brazil in the tropical highlands. Most of the rain falls in the summer average high temperature is 28. I have lots of violet artichokes grown from seed acquired in Brazil and also in Spain. All the plants are doing well but the first to produce were planted with and in a linear row under Hawaiian papayas...which provide a bit of shade, They are pretty carefree... no pests..even my goats do not bother with them...and they eat most everthing... Oil pickled artichokes are a treat and are unheard of here... the little violet chokes are the best for that purpose...

- Eric

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