Growing Artichokes (Globe)

Cynara scolymus : Asteraceae / the daisy family

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec

(Best months for growing Artichokes (Globe) in USA - Zone 5a regions)

  • S = Plant undercover in seed trays
  • T = Plant out (transplant) seedlings
  • P = Sow seed
  • Easy to grow. Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 15°C and 18°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 160 - 200 cm apart
  • Harvest in 42-57 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Needs a lot of space. Best in separate bed

Your comments and tips

21 Apr 24, SoCal BYGarden (USA - Zone 10b climate)
I chop mine 2"- 3" above the base after they start turning brown late summer. They come back staring in Oct-Nov. Harvest starting February, last crop in May. Avoid year was pathetic just a few. 3rd year on I started giving them away because I had plenty.
19 Jan 23, Darla Herring (USA - Zone 7a climate)
Hi there, We have chaotic weather here in Amarillo, Tx. 4 degrees one night in winter, 60 the next day. Sometimes we get snow, usually we don't. Some winters seem like spring/summer, some are freezing. Then occasionally we get a serious freeze in April and a storm that blows everybody's metal roof off. I planted an imperial star or green globe artichoke 8 years ago - it has nice-looking pink spiky looking flowers. I can't get rid of it and I can't make it produce any more than 2.5" artichokes that are hard and inedible. We get to 108 occasionally in the summer. Why are artichokes listed as ok for zone 7A? Nobody I know can grow them here. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
13 Jan 23, Carolyn (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I live in Brisbane and I have not had success in growing Globe Artichokes in the subtropical climate. Has anyone in SEQ managed to successfully grow them? What are your tips?
15 Mar 23, Ei (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi Carolyn, I'm curious what happens when you try to grow Globe Artichokes? How do they fail? Is it too humid for them?
11 Jan 23, Sarah Randall (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Will artichoke grow in zonĂ· 10a 9b Southwest Florida? Is Feb good fur planting them?
21 Apr 24, SoCal BYGarden (USA - Zone 10b climate)
They grew great in Zone 10b. I put 2 in a 2"x3' planner with own bottom. The first year was rough for the plants I thought they were not going to make it. The second year they did OK (5-7) artichokes between both plants. The third year one of the plants did not come back ( they dry up between seasons) but the other plant is doing great. Over 15 globes from 1 plant.
27 Oct 22, Suzanne Van Rensburg (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
We farm in the kwa Zulu natal south coast of South Africa. Will artichokes grow in our area ?
02 Aug 22, Claudia De Maria -Gladstone (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Dear Sirs, I live in Gladstone and now for 2 years I was not able to buy fresh artichokes as Wollworth and Coles do not cater for them. I am Italian and I LOOOOOOVE artichokes which in Sydney I used to buy at all Italian greengrocers, but here is just a dream which is not coming true!!! Is it possible to have some artichokes here in this town?? I will buy a lot as I can also preserve them quite well...but I need them fresh!!! Is anybody answering me?? Cheers. Claudia De Maria
11 Aug 22, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
If you have a good green grocerier in Gladstone ask him/her.
02 Jul 22, Romina Spyrou (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi I am south of Sydney and I was wondering what do you mean by Bring on in pots pls? I have a bit of success a few years ago then the rain came and wiped out my vegetable garden so will try again
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