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Globe Artichoke – Green Globe (Autumn)


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Globe artichoke plants are easy to grow and will last for years
Producing a tight globe-shaped green and purple head, these plants look fantastic in any garden. Globe Artichokes are reliable croppers and perennials so you will be able to harvest from these plants for about 4-5 years. Leave some space for them to grow as they can get quite large (up to 2m). Plant in autumn to help roots get established before the spring season when they will produce fruit. They will die back over late winter in colder parts of the country, with new leaves coming through in early spring. Your globe artichoke plug plants will come with a complete growing guide.

Number of plants: 5 plug plants

Variety: Green Globe (organic*)

Can be grown in: Large pots and containers, grow bags, raised beds.

In the kitchen: Steamed, grilled, roasted, or sautéed, globe artichokes are one of spring’s most delectable treats.

Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery between late August and mid/late October. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info. Planting/Growing Advice: These will arrive in 9cm biodegradable pots. Plant in September and October in a sheltered location. The plants will likely die back/grow slowly over winter, but will come back early in spring.

The right site

Plant in good quality well drained soil. They prefer a sheltered, sunny site.

Can be grown in....

Borders, raised beds, large containers, allotment.

How far apart?

About 1 metre apart.

Looking after your plants....

Artichokes can grow to 1.5m x 1m and will make big clumps of arching, jagged silvery leaves. They make good structural plants as well as having edible flowers.


Water well when warm

Water plants well until established and make sure they don’t dry out in hot weather.


In spring...

In early spring cover the crown with well-rotted manure to help boost growth.


In year one...

In the first year your artichoke plants need to put all their energy into making growth, so remove any flowerheads as they form.


In year two...

In the second year, allow the edible heads to develop for harvesting in summer. Harvest the top bud first, when it’s large and swollen, but before the scales have started to open.  Pick the side buds when they have reached a decent size.


At the end of the growing season...

Cut back stems in late autumn and protect the remaining crown over winter with a thick mulch of straw or other material.

Remember that artichokes are perennial plants so don’t dig them up at the end of the season, if you want them to grow again next year.

Storage Tips

You should harvest artichokes as you want to eat them.

Ways to cook

There really is only one way to eat artichokes and that’s to boil them first for around 20-30 mins (a little longer if they are large) until tender. Then serve them whole with a dressing to dip into.

These will be delivered in Sept/Oct