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  • Is it ok to ask an Artichoke question

    any1 know of any artichoke that will produce in zone 6

  • #2
    There are ways...

    http://bfy.tw/4H69
    Bob C. KC, MO Zone 6a. Wanted: Martineca Rimada, Galicia Negra, Fioroni Ruvo, De La Reina - Pons, Tauro, BFF, Sefrawi, Sbayi, Mavra Sika , Fillaciano Bianco, Corynth, Souadi, Acciano Purple, LSU Tiger, LSU Red, Cajun Gold, BB-10 any great tasting fig

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    • Dave
      Dave commented
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      i like that bob

    • Jamie0507
      Jamie0507 commented
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      Ya got me! Lol! I need to save this link 😉

  • #3
    Yeah, sort of...
    https://www.figbid.com/Listing/Browse?Seller=Kelby
    SE PA
    Zone 6

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    • #4
      I'm wondering about this too.. I grew a couple from seed last spring and grew all summer..Then dug them up & potted them after the first light frost and now have them in my garage. Surprisingly they are still alive and one is growing again out there! Im hoping to replant them out in my garden in April timeframe and will hope for the best I thought I remembered reading it was possible if you did it that way.. Because they supposedly required a light chill/frost to signal flowering.. Not positive but We shall see though.. If anyone knows for sure, please do share your methods
      My Plant Inventory: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...HZcBjcsxMwQ7iY

      Rooted Cuttings Available 2021:
      https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...fxsT1DuH8/edit

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      • fitzski
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        Good Luck Jamie. I've been meaning to try growing Artichokes again.

        I was never able to over-winter them but now that I have an unheated GH where the figs go during the winter, i may try again.

        Although that would mean less room for the figs

    • #5
      Eliot Coleman a solid zone 4/5 farmer in Maine has been growing Artichokes for years.

      From what I remember about how he does it, he starts them early then makes them go dormant.

      And then he grows them for the summer.

      Here's a link to his trick.

      http://agrowingtradition.blogspot.co...in-zone-6.html

      Another link about Eliot Coleman.

      http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/episode301/
      Kevin (Eastern MA - Zone 5b/6a)

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      • Jamie0507
        Jamie0507 commented
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        Nice! This is the exact article I read about a year ago but could not find it again to save my life! Lol Kevin you are a life saver 😁😉 Thanks for posting! I did end up deviating from this article in what I actually did though because the seedlings weren't large enough to set them out in time last year to get the slight chilling period they need apparently.. Hoping that they will flower and fruit this year though since they have survived overwintering in my garage.. Fingers crossed!

      • fitzski
        fitzski commented
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        you're welcome. If Eliot Coleman can grow them in Zone 4/5 then we should be able to do it in zone 5/6.

        Good Luck!

    • #6
      thank you all some great info

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      • #7
        could they be grown in containers like fig trees ? and stored in garage for the winter ? any1 every try

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        • fitzski
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          I tried to overwinter them but was never able to but now that I have an unheated GH where the figs go and do well in the winter I may try again. Good Luck.

      • #8
        Plant breeder Joseph Tychonievich has bred artichokes that have survived -24F, but with very small chokes. He's working to improve the choke size while maintaining the hardiness. Hopefully he'll release plants/seeds soon...I really want these!
        Greg, Maine, zone 5. Wish List: Green Michurinska

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        • #9
          Artichokes dislike being transplanted so you might be better off growing them in a container the first and possibly second year as well. One of the articles in the list I posted talks about how to protect them in the winter.

          The reason I posted as I did was because there are several ways to do it and it makes sense for each grower to select or mix and match the ways that work best for them.
          Bob C. KC, MO Zone 6a. Wanted: Martineca Rimada, Galicia Negra, Fioroni Ruvo, De La Reina - Pons, Tauro, BFF, Sefrawi, Sbayi, Mavra Sika , Fillaciano Bianco, Corynth, Souadi, Acciano Purple, LSU Tiger, LSU Red, Cajun Gold, BB-10 any great tasting fig

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          • Jamie0507
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            Great point Bob, I almost lost the two I dug up and placed in containers but they seem to have pulled through. It definitely would have been easier on them if I had just started them & left them in containers to begin with. Hoping they will hold on a bit longer. Maybe I will just drill holes in the pot and sink them in the ground to help with transplant shock in the spring. I know I lost a lot of roots digging them up the first time, that's for sure.

        • #10
          I happened to come across this article and thought you might find it useful.
          Rick - Port Isabel, Texas / zone - 10a

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