Artichoke & Cardoon

Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 9

88.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Little hopp
Location:
fairhope, AL, United States
Date:
August 22, 2016
          5.0
 
when to grow
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? large producer

What are the cons? won't surive the summer here.

Review:

I am posting this for all the South Alabama and Florida gardeners. I read an article years ago in the local paper that said to plant in the early fall for a spring harvest because Green Globe won't survive the summer here. I planted one plant and it gave me 14 Artichokes! The plant then promptly died with the summer high heat and humidity as expected. This fall I plan on planting several plants. The mild winter we have here is perfect for them and the only pest problem was a few aphids in the spring.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dusk Shadow
Location:
San Francisco, CA, United States
Date:
August 18, 2016
          1.0
 
Where is it lol
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? ?

What are the cons? Everything

Review:

Another surprising defeat for a plant that was neither attacked by anything, nor did anything. I put it in a great sized pot, almost 30 gallons if not a tad more, and it just died after the summer. It came back unusually, but then just sat there, so I put in its sister plant with it, and now that sister plant from the same seed stock has grown about as tall as the other did ( 1 foot) and does nothing. Sad that most seeds from here did little, but I was honestly expecting artichokes out the wazoo lol. C'est la vie, non? :P

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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15 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
v.
Location:
Fort Worth, TX, United States
Date:
February 13, 2016
          5.0
 
Nice chokes
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Nice lush plants

What are the cons? None

Review:

I have one artichoke plant that produced in it's second year. I overwintered by cutting the plant down, covering in much and placing a plastic flower pot over the plant on nights with freeze warnings. I got maybe 4 or 5 chokes off of it. I decided to dedicate a whole 4x4 bed to artichokes and have about 8 other plants that have been growing for about a year. They still look GREAT as we've had a mild winter this year. If it doesn't freeze this year, I will definitely have a large harvest soon. If it does, I will cover them, hope they make it, and still expect a large harvest in a few months. The plants can handle a night or two in the high 20's if you take precautions, it's when a freeze lasts a week or so that I have lost producing plants in my area.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
CountryCook
Location:
Colusa, CA, United States
Date:
April 26, 2015
          5.0
 
EASY
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Easy, Germination

What are the cons? none

Review:

Obviously no harvest this season, being it's first. But 100% germination. Healthy, robust plants have withstood an ant invasion (and the aphids they herd), magnesium deficiency, and 35mph winds. I am very impressed with my first venture into artichokes from seed. Thank you!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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48 out of 49 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
yehudith
Location:
SILVER SPRING, MD
Date:
December 10, 2013
          5.0
 
I just love these things
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? grow well

What are the cons? dies back after blooming

Review:

I love artichokes and these really produce for me. I have them growing as ornamentals throughout my yard. After I've eaten them to the point of being sick of them I let them flower. They are unbelievably beautiful. My neighbors have yet to figure out what the beautiful flowers I grow are. I find them easy to propagate. I just dig 'em separate 'em and replant them in the early fall or in the spring. Here fall is better cause it gives them a chance to root well and bloom in the spring. I fertilize with grass clippings. My worst problem is slugs, they eat out the stalks so I use lots of slug bait. Other than that I have no problems. I'd like to get enough to be able to freeze them.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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