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The globe artichoke, also known by the name French artichoke and green artichoke in the U.S., is a variety of species of thistle cultivated as food. The edible portion of the plant consists of the flower buds before the flowers come into bloom.

Artichoke: Green Globe

  • Sow depth: 1/4 in

    Plant spacing: 4 ft

    Row spacing: 6 ft

    Sun: Full sun

    Temperature: 50 F-75 F

    Water needs: Deeply water once or twice per week

    Days to maturity: 85-100 days

    Maturity spread: 4 ft-5 ft

    Maturity height: 3 ft-6 ft

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