Artichoke Seed Plants: When To Start An Artichoke Seed

by johnah on November 2, 2020

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The following are some artichoke seed varieties which can be purchased from your local nursery or online. They come with detailed descriptions and pictures of each variety. You may want to read these before purchasing any type of artichoke seeds.

Seed Sizes: How Many Artichokes Per Plant?

There are different types of artichokes. Some have small leaves, some large leaves, and some do not produce flowers at all. Each type has its own size and shape of leaf. A few varieties only have one kind of leaf. If you buy just one type of artichoke seed, it will probably be too big for your garden because they tend to grow very tall and wide. So, if you are looking for a specific type of artichoke seed, then choose the smallest ones first.

Small Leaf Artichokes (Artocarpus spp.) – These are the most common type of artichoke. They have small leaves that measure between 1/2 inch and 3 inches long. They grow in both warm and cool climates. They will be ready to harvest in spring and summer when temperatures are between 50 and 60 degrees.

When you go to the store to buy your artichoke seeds, look for these varieties:

The ‘Green Globe’ is one of the most common variety of artichoke seeds. They produce medium sized leaves on thorny stems. The globes grow as big as a large apple. These plants can get up to 12 feet tall with 2 foot wide leaves.

Sources & references used in this article:

Application of bioactive coatings based on chitosan for artichoke seed protection by K Ziani, B Ursúa, JI Maté – Crop Protection, 2010 – Elsevier

Breeding of seed planted artichoke by J Basnizki, D Zohary – Plant Breed Rev, 1994 –

Temperature sensitive phase during germination of artichoke seed by G Damato, N Calabrese – IV International Congress on Artichoke 681, 2000 –

Insect pollinators improve seed production in globe artichoke (Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus) by G Mazzeo, A Scavo, A Lo Monaco… – Annals of Applied …, 2020 – Wiley Online Library



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