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Growing Globe Artichokes in Zone 5

 
Pete Lundy
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Location: east central indiana
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I'm thinking about growing some Globe Artichokes (cynara sp), but I Live in Zone 5.
Some kind of winter protection will be needed.

Is it better to start with seeds or by division? I read about seeds not being true to type.

Is the harvest worth it? The amount of food looks kind of small per plant.

I'm sure the insects (bees, etc) will enjioy the flowers.

Is this a front yard plant or better out back?

Anybody with experience growing these in cool climates?

Thanks
Pete
 
David Livingston
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Location: Anjou ,France
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I have grown from seed and cuttings , the cuttings tasted better being french but the british ones from seeds were ok but smaller . Not sure where you could get seeds states side but here in france they are often grown as a structural plant in a flower border so go for it out front I say its just a big thistle anyway

David
 
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