Delicious gourmet vegetable for the chef - and magnificent tall purple-flowering plant for the flower arranger. You may have to plant extra to satisfy both camps!One packet per order while stocks are limited
Artichoke 'Green Globe' - Cynara scolymus DESCRIPTION: Favourite in Italian cuisine, gourmet chef's vegetable with large dense heads (flowerbuds). Cook and eat the sweet leaf bases dipped in butter or sauce; or leave to flower and enjoy big purple blooms. Will crop for 4-5 years after planting PLANTING: Sow direct or in pots indoors in Spring fr most regions; sow Autumn-Winter in the tropics. Lightly cover seed to 5mm. Plant out when frosts are gone and temperatures are above 15C. CARE: Keep moist through germination and while growing. Water and feed regularly through the growing period. Harvest in 16-20 weeks from sowing.