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Botanical Name: Cynara cardunculus

A perenial thistle from the Mediterranean region, the flowers are picked when immature and only the heart of the bud and the fleshy base of the leaves are edible.  Purple globes have large flowering heads and are hardier than green globes, they require a sunny position that is generously fertilized.

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Height: 20-30cm
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Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Cool Temperate, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)


Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?


Amount of leaves in Winter?

No Leaves (Deciduous)

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Fruiting/Harvest Months

, February, March


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Purple Globe Artichoke (Cutting)

Daisy2's Edible Fruits
Update: 3517 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Just planted, a couple of months, watered in well, tolerating frosts - so far. Applied organis matter to soil before planting.

Planted: 2010

Height 20 Centimetres

Qty: 1

Pest Control:

None so far

Organic Status:Organic

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Purple Globe Artichoke (Cutting) 8/10

Potty Bob 1's Edible Fruits
Update: 395 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Mine is from diggers and is a narrower rather thane globe purple artichoke .

very spikey , needs lots of water , not sure how long I will keep this artichoke as the green ones are less spikey .  Easy to strike from pups . Nice flavour , left one to flower , beautiful electric blue bloom .

Fruiting Months October, November, December

Planted: 2017

Height 800 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn


Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic and Searls 5in 1

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