Artichoke ‘Green Globe’

Cynara scolymus

Heirloom

Tender perennial from the Mediterranean region producing edible dark green buds tinged with purple.

Heirloom variety from the early 1800s grown for the internal "hearts" of the deep green edible flower buds. Plants will produce up to 5 buds in the first year best harvested at 3-5" in diameter. If allowed to bloom, flowers are purple resembling a thistle flower with a lovely fragrance. Long arching silvery green leaves that are deeply lobed and serrated add beautiful height and texture to the edible garden.

Artichokes are tender perennials that prefer well-drained soils and need space to reach mature size.

  • Height: 3-6'