Growing Artichoke in Atlanta zone 7

alpharetta(z7 GA)February 25, 2010

Yo a'l

Anyone grow Artichoke successfully outdoor in Atlanta area?

Raintree Nursery advertise this 'Purple Italian Globe Artichoke' for zone 7-9.

Any experience and advice?



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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.

good luck,


    Bookmark   February 25, 2010 at 3:52PM
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girlgroupgirl(8 ATL)

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!

    Bookmark   February 25, 2010 at 9:07PM
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alpharetta(z7 GA)

Thanks so much for the info. This sounds very promissing!

    Bookmark   February 25, 2010 at 10:54PM
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