Anyone grow Artichoke successfully outdoor in Atlanta area?
Raintree Nursery advertise this 'Purple Italian Globe Artichoke' for zone 7-9.
Any experience and advice?
I am in Roswell, Holcomb Bridge area, not too far from you. I grew artichokes last year from seed, don't remember the type, got the seeds at big box store on a whim.
Beautiful plants, very easy, had 2 little artichokes in one of the 3 plants I tried.
This year I have 12 growing under lights right now, I got imperial star seeds, they are supposed to flower the first year from seed and do not need a cool period to flower.
If you can grow from seed ( need fluorescent lights inside for about 6 weeks), it is much cheaper than buying plants.
The guy around the corner has had a perennial artichoke in his yard for like 10 years. I have no idea what kind it is, and neither does he!
Thanks so much for the info. This sounds very promissing!