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Globe artichoke 'Emerald'

Cynara scolymus

Emerald is a popular variety of Globe artichoke, which belongs to the Cynara genus (Cynara scolymus 'Emerald'). A type of Vegetable, it mainly grows as a Perennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+).

Emerald Globe artichoke is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

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How to grow Globe artichoke 'Emerald'

Keep in mind when planting that Emerald is thought of as half hardy, so remember to watch your frost dates and ensure you have this plant protected when the temperature dips. Ensure your soil is loamy and has a ph of between 5.6 and 6.6 as Globe artichoke is a weakly acidic soil loving plant.

Growing Emerald from seed

Try to ensure a gap of at least 1.95 feet (60.0 cm) when sowing to prevent overcrowding your seedlings. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Emerald about 48 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Emerald

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Emerald is a half hardy plant.

Harvesting Emerald

Globe artichoke 'Emerald' information

How long does Emerald take to grow?

These estimates for how long Globe artichoke 'Emerald' takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world. Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!

When should I sow Emerald?

Folia's when to plant Globe artichoke 'Emerald' estimates are relative to your last frost date. Enter your frost dates and we'll calculate your sowing and planting dates for you!

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