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Growing and Caring for Artichoke, Varieties of Artichoke. Trouble Shooting Artichoke Plants.

Growing Artichoke

How to Grow Artichoke

Artichokes are a not popular garden crop in most areas, they are , as the expression goes 'an acquired taste'. If you have at least 100 frost-free days in your area you can grow artichoke. The Artichoke is generally grown as a perennial, but can also be grown as an annual.

Planting Artichoke in the Fall Artichokes grown as perennials can be planted in the fall, harvest can begin in early as spring. Maturation and harvest will continue through the following spring unless interrupted by frost. Peak production however occurs in spring.

Trouble Shooting Artichoke Problems

Artichoke Pest and Disease Problems - Artichoke Pest and Disease Problems. Identification and Control of common problems associated with Artichoke Plants.


Cardoons are perennials that can be grown as such, but can also be grown as an annual in some regions. It requires a mildly cool, not cold - just cool climate and a growing season of about five months. As stated avoid Cold weather - it is not frost tolerant. The flower buds and stems are both edible, but the buds are most commonly sought after.

Jerusalem artichoke. is not related to true artichokes. It is in the sunflower family and closely resembles the common sunflowers. Also known as sunchoke, it is considered an invasive weed in some places.

Health Benefits of Artichoke. Artichokes are a largely overlooked vegetable. Eaten by few and grown by even less they are a tasty deviation from the standard blasť fare. They can be eaten raw, steamed, baked, broiled and boiled as well as mixed into many other dishes and salads. Artichoke can be an appetizer or an entree and they have mega health benefits.