Artichoke (Globe)VEGETABLE SEEDS
(Cynara scolymus). Large grey leafed thistle-like plants with tasty flower buds. Harvest while still tight. Sow 1.5 cm deep in spring, transplanting 1 metre apart when 15 cm tall. Cut down annually after flowering. Perennial. 22 seeds per gram
Produces first year from seed. Plants are variable in size, but all produce high yields of green/purple to fully purple heads. May be grown as an annual or perennial.
Large succulent flower buds are borne on attractive grey-green 1 metre tall plants
This hard to obtain cultivar has purple rather than green heads. Often preferred.