Purple Italian Globe Artichoke
Purple Italian Globe Artichoke is prized for its tasty, violet Artichokes at the tip of large flower spikes. This unique variety is also a fine ornamental for your edible landscape.
Latin Name: Cynara scolymus
Site and Soil: Artichokes like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Artichokes are self-fertile.
Hardiness: Artichokes will die back after hard frost. With mulching, they can be grown where temperatures fall to minus 10 F.
Bearing Age: 1 year after planting.
Size at Maturity: 4-5 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: Late summer
Ripening Time: Fall
Yield: 6-8 Artichokes per plant
Pests & Diseases: Artichokes are not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 6
Sunset Western Zone: 4-7,8,9, 11-13,14-24
Sunset Northeast Zone: 34, 38, in other zones grow as annual