What are the pros? Quick growing, productive!
What are the cons? nothing!
I ordered these seeds early this spring and started four plants indoors as suggested. I moved them outside and planted them in my tire rounds with a combination of good ol' south western New Mexico alkaline soil, compost and plenty of fresh manure from my rabbits. My neighbor also gave me two of her globe artichoke starts as well to plant. It is now the third week of July, the 2 globes are growing nicely and the four purples are varying in size from small to huge with the largest having already put forth three artichokes! The first one I greedily cut off, cooked up, and devoured the most tender and flavorful artichoke I have ever eaten and believe me I've had plenty being an old California native! Compared to the globes I find these to be much more tender and I believe they must tolerate our drier air and heat better than the other. I am very happy with their growth habit and early productivity; must be the rabbit droppings, LOL!!!
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