Is an old (1863), well known, reliable sort yielding quite heavy and big, round to flattened round artichokes of 8-10 cm in diameter and 1-1.5 m tall. Green Globe is fast enough to yield fine artichokes in central Sweden quite often, already in the first year. A portion contains about 15 seeds.
|Scientific name:||Cynara scolymus|
|Botanic family:||The Sunflower Family - Asteraceae|
|Days to maturity:||90|
|Sowing time:||Pre-cultivate: February–March|
|Sowing depth:||1-2 cm|
|Germination time:||10–20 days|
|Plant spacing:||60 cm|
|Row spacing:||100–150 cm|
SowingArtichoke needs quite a long season and must be pre-cultivated because of it. Sow indoors or in a hotbed 1-2cm deep, 6-8weeks before setting them out, when the soil has warmed up a bit. It grows quickly and tolerates some frost in autumn.
SpacingAt least 60 cm of mutual space.
HarvestThe flower-buds are harvested successively just before they begin opening and boiled in slightly salted water for 20 min. They tolerate a light frost in autumn.
A portion contains about 15 seeds.