Green Globe, organic seeds

Eco Heirloom variety

Information

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.


 

Product number:4880
Scientific name:Cynara scolymus
Botanic family:The Sunflower Family - Asteraceae
Organic:Yes
Days to maturity:90
Lifespan:Biannual, Perennial
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
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
Height:100 cm
Plant location:Sun
Harvest/blooming:August–September
Seeds/g:25–35 seeds
Heirloom variety:Yes

Cultivation advice

Sowing

Artichoke 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.

Spacing

At least 60 cm of mutual space.

Harvest

The 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. 

Seed

25-35 seeds/g.
A portion contains about 15 seeds.