Large Smooth

Cynara cardunculus

HEIRLOOM Robust and beautiful, grey-green, 2-6' tall artichoke-like flowers and plants with edible and smooth thickened leaf stalks. Used in Mediterranean recipes.

SizePrice QtyPurchase
1 grams - Packet $ 2.95
Average Seed / oz Seed / 100' Row Average Yield / 100' Row Days to Harvest
700 60 NA 115
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
After Last Frost 50-75°F Full Sun Frost Sensitive
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Transplant or Direct Seed 1/4" NA 25
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
18-24" 10-21 Annual 5 years
Moderately frost hardy perennial, grown in full sun. Plant Seeds: Start 6 weeks indoors before danger of last frost, 1/4" deep In 6" containers. Transplant after danger of frost with 18-24" between plants. Blanch stalks for 4 weeks before harvest by wrapping with newsprint and securing with string. Soil Temp: 75