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Grow artichokes anywhere, even in northern gardens. This variety has more uniform plant size, reduced spines, and better production—an improvement of the original, 1863 heirloom, 'Green Globe'. Provide plenty of room and fertile soil and you'll be rewarded with 3 to 5 fresh, delicious artichokes. Perennial in USDA zones 7-10. In cold climates, grow as an annual.
Botanical Name: Cynara scolymus
Days to Maturity: 150–180 days
Hardiness: Frost-tolerant perennial in USDA zones 7-10
Plant Dimensions: 5' tall, 4'–8' wide
Variety Information: Dark green with slightly purple base. Heavy bearing. Very few spines. 3 to 5 artichokes per plant in the first year.