Cynara scolymus is a Mediterranean native that was once considered a delicacy reserved for the aristocracy. The flower buds of this vegetable are the component that are edible. The tender core of the bud is delicious for steamed or pickled and can be used in a number of recipes. Plants are annual in frost-free areas, but can be cultivated in colder climates with proper planting.
Botanical Name: Cynaria scolymus "Green Globe"
Common Name: Green Globe
Size at Maturity: 60-72 inches
Days to Maturity: 140-160
Light Requirement: Full Sun
Planting Time: Summer
Sowing Method: Direct Sow by Seed
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Plant Spacing: 36-60 inches
Average Seeds Per Ounce: Approx. 600