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Globe artichoke 'Emerald'

Cynara scolymus

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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.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Emerald have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow 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 sandy 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

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