The standard green-headed variety, reaching up to 170 cm in height. Attractive large blue thistle-like flower heads if allowed to flower.
Large and tasty heads of green buds have made Green Globe Britain's most popular variety of Artichoke. The plants are easy to grow and last many years. They can also be planted in the ornamental garden.
Qty - 15 seeds
How to grow artichokes Sow indoors Feb-May on the surface and lightly cover with compost. Place in the warmth at between 10-15C, keep moist. Transplant the seedlings individually into 8 cm pots. Sow outdoors Apr - Jun thinly in a shallow, pre-watered row. Lightly cover with soil. Transplant to cropping position from mid-summer, allow 90 cm between plants. They prefer an open, sunny spot with well-drained soil. Harvest Jul - Sept – crop for 4-5 years Don’t allow flower heads to form during first year.