Green Globe flowers in early summer. The flower buds are deep green with a light purple tinge. A good harvest of 3–4 heads can be expected throughout the summer. They are 3–5 inches in diameter and have thick, flavorful hearts. Cut the buds before the bloom or use the purple blooms in dried flower arrangements.
Start indoors in January. Move outside when soil temperature reaches 60 degrees. Prefer well drained, loamy soild and plenty of water.
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 variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.