Globe Artichoke

Cynara scolymus

[cynara_scolymus]

Globe Artichoke was included on one of Jefferson's first lists of vegetables grown at Monticello in 1770. His Garden Book sporadically charted the first to "come to table" and the "last dish of artichokes" from 1794 and 1825. Also known as French Artichoke, this native of southern Europe has been in cultivation since the 1500s. Globe Artichokes are not reliably hardy in Virginia, as Jefferson acknowledged in his letter to his Parisian friend, Madame de Tess

Growth Type: Perennial Color(s): Purple Hardiness Zones: 8 - 10 Location at Monticello: Vegetable Garden Planting Conditions: Full Sun Map it: 38.009361,-78.452223

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Blooming Dates 2001: Jul 7 – Aug 212002: Jun 7 – Sep 132004: Jun 24 – Aug 132006: Jul 20 – Oct 202008: Jul 25 – Aug 12009: Jul 15 – Aug 42011: Jul 7 – Aug 52012: Jun 22 – Sep 12013: Aug 20 – Aug 262014: Jul 10 – current