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Cynara cardunculus (Scolymus Group) 'Purple Globe'
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common name: Globe Artichoke 'Purple Globe'
synonyms: Cynara scolymus 'Purple Globe'
moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
Culinary vegetable. Large thistle-type flower heads have scaly bracts tinted dark reddish purple, enclosing purple-mauve tufted flowers. Forms a big clump with large jaggedly cut, silvery grey-green basal leaves.
Moist, well drained soil and full sun. Best in light soils and a reasonably warm location sheltered from cold winds.
In cold areas the rootstock should be protected by a dry winter mulch.
From seed. Sow in April and transplant to their final position the following year.
Edible flower buds.