Artichoke garlic has a mild to spicy flavor, that like its color can change with growing conditions. The head colors range from pearly white to purple streaked, although not as showy as purple stripe hard-necks, artichokes have the advantage of being brandable! October – November: Plant cloves in the ground 3 – 5 weeks before the first frost, you can plant in the spring but run the risk of heads being smaller. November – December: Spread mulch, compost, or a mix of both over your crop to help insulate the ground and feed your crop.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.