Artichoke & Cardoon

Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 12

91.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Annie
Location:
Masonville, CO, United States
Date:
July 12, 2017
          5.0
 
Growing great
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Pretty, multiple chokes

What are the cons? Tricky to get going

Review:

I am very happy to be growing these plants on the Colorado Eastern slope (zone 5b). I started them around the time as my peppers (early march-ish) and as soon as the days were above 45 degrees, I'd put them outside so they would get the required number of growing degree days to induce flowering, then I'd bring them in at night - this went on for about a month and I transplanted them in late April. They are doing great now, we harvested our first 3" chokes yesterday (July 11), and there are more buds forming as I type. I will say too they are in a very well amended garden bed that was laid with cow manure compost last year, and they are in full sun, not a bit of shade all day. They seem to tolerate our dry 90 degree days well.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mason M
Location:
Winston salem, NC, United States
Date:
May 20, 2017
          5.0
 
Astounding
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Super tough, delicious

What are the cons? Long wait

Review:

I am completely amazed by this artichoke. I started them in January of 2016, they grew all year with no problems and once winter rolled around I forgot about them. They took winter full force. Covered in snow, ice, and a week of weather in the teens. But once spring rolled around, they popped up and grew faster than anything I've ever seen. So I heavily fertilized them and I swear I could have watched them grow. Just harvested my first choke and I was in heaven. Super meaty and creamy, very little "green" flavor. Excellent dipped in oil and vinegar. HIGHLY recommend. No bug problems at all

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19 out of 20 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jennifer
Location:
Baggs, WY, United States
Date:
November 3, 2016
          5.0
 
Beautiful
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Really easy to grow!

What are the cons? Time consuming

Review:

Beautiful plants, I started them indoors in February. Planted them outside my greenhouse in horse troughs. They make great ornamentals. It was a bit time consuming to vernalize (sp) them. However, definitely worth the effort. Had 4 plants, and picked probably 10 artichokes. I left probably half for the beautiful purple flowers.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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22 out of 22 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.

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4 out of 13 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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