• Artichoke Green Globe Improved

    Artichoke Green Globe Improved

    With sharp spines greatly reduced and larger, heavier bearing, quality, globe-shaped heads. Z8-9. 4-6ft. 180 days.

  • Artichoke Imperial Star

    Artichoke Imperial Star

    In our garden trials, this standout produced nearly 3 times more Artichokes in a single season than older varieties! The sweet, mild-flavored flower buds are round and thornless, for easier harvesting. And they stay closed longer on the plant, so you don't have to pick the entire crop at once!Harvest them at 4 1/2 inches in diameter for best flavor. Delicious and so productive in the garden!Direct-sow in the sunny garden around the final frost date, or start indoors 4 to 6 weeks earlier. Space (or thin) the seedlings about 6 feet apart. Divide every 3 to 4 years to…

  • Artichoke, Cal Green Globe

    Artichoke, Cal Green Globe

    EA CULTURE: P/CW,WW/Matures 24-52/Harvest 8/Yield 20/ Spacing 72 DAYS TO MAT: 168-365 SEEDS PER PACKET: 50 SOURCE CODE: C APPROX GERM DAYS: PLANTING DEPTH: 1/2" WHEN TO PLANT: Fall PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: Start seeds in flats and transplant into nearly any well-textured and manured soil after danger of frost. Needs to get 10-12 days under 50F per year to stimulate growth and flowering. When plants have four true leaves, transplant 6' apart, cover with soil and tamp firmly. Discard small and albino plants. Water deeply and use mulch to preserve moisture. Protect from gophers and other root-eating rodents. SECTION: Vegetable…

  • Cardoon


    GB Cultural info: C, W/Matures 24-52/Harvest 8/Yield 20-80/Spacing 36"/ DAYS TO MAT: 99-109 days SEEDS PER PACKET: 85 SOURCE CODE: GB APPROX GERM DAYS: 6-12 PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4" WHEN TO PLANT: Spring PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: Sow seed in May, or after all danger of frost is past, on 3-6 foot centers. Plants should be plentifully watered through Summer. Harvest before frost - blanch by carefully bind leaves to stalk and cover 4-5 weeks. Or harvest stalks for biomass whenthey become woody and the upper leaves wither. Harvest before flowers set - can be invasive. Description: A striking 6-8 foot plant…

    60 days. When mature, this 42 inch tall plant looks much like an artichoke plant. Cardoon is grown for its thick, fleshy, grayish-green leaf veins and stalks, which taste best when cooked. Blanch them by wrapping the base with newspaper and tying with twine. Place plants in full sun, water regularly, and you can expect each plant to produce for 6-7 years. It will perennialize in zones 7 and up (and can reach a height of 6-8 feet); otherwise, treat as an annual.

  • Green Globe Artichoke

    Green Globe Artichoke

    Tasty; needs a fairly long, mild growing season, or grow as an annual. A colorful plant that makes a great ornamental.

    The original improved artichoke, 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 wonderfully thick, flavorful hearts. Proven to be the most hardy and remain productive for at least 5 years. At an elevation of 900 feet, our research farm routinely overwinters Green Globe artichokes. Hardy in zone 7 and above.

  • Herb Tarragon Russian

    Herb Tarragon Russian

    Similar to French tarragon but producing a more vigorous plant. Can be used for tarragon vinegars, in white sauces and salad dressings, and with chicken, fish and egg dishes. Z3-7. 3ft. 110 days.

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    Herb, Sweet Mace

    (aka Spanish Tarragon, Mexican Mint Marigold) Beautiful glossy leaves with small anise-scented orange flowers. The darling of many renowned Southwestern chefs, some even make a pesto from it! Plants grow 12-24" tall. Perennial in zones 8-11. Sow seeds outdoors two weeks before last frost. Can also be started indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Thrives in warm sunny areas with well-drained soil. May be used in place of tarragon.

  • Imperial Star (OG)

    Imperial Star (OG)

    A green artichoke specifically bred for annual production, Imperial Star will produce well-developed artichokes the first year from seed. Plants become 1 1/2-3' tall and have an open growth habit. Each typically produces 1-2 primary buds, which average 3-4" in diameter, and 5-7 smaller secondary buds. Perennial in Zone 7 and warmer; otherwise treat as an annual. Organically grown. Avg. 10,000 seeds/lb. Packet: 25 seeds.

  • Imperial Star Artichoke

    Imperial Star Artichoke

    Older artichoke varieties can take multiple seasons to produce what you get in just one season with Imperial Star, with 3 times the yield! Thornless for easy picking. 85 DAYS. If the current shipping season is closed, your order will ship at the proper time in the next season.

    This artichoke is for gardeners who can't overwinter artichokes or just want to grow them as an annual. The 6-8 buds of Imperial Star are nearly spineless, up to 3-4 inches in diameter, globe-shaped, and a rich glossy green. Imperial Star has the same rich flavor as our old favorite Green Globe. Will perennialize in areas above zone 7. Plant Variety Protected.

    This thornless artichoke produces 3 1/2-in to 4-in. round green chokes with purple highlights. Steam the buds for a nutty, buttery flavor. PVP $4.99 $4.99

    (80-90 days)  Bred to produce artichokes in the first season from seed.  Start no later than Febuary in the North.  Transplants Require ~500 hours below 50°F to yield the first year.  Produces rounded, nearly spinless, 3-4" flower buds, wiht 6-8 mature buds per plant.  Perennial in zones 7-10; for colder  zones, treat as an annual.

  • Mexican Tarragon (Sweet Mace)

    Mexican Tarragon (Sweet Mace)

    Prizede as a culinary and medicinal herb, the anise-flavored leaves are used like tarragon in cooking, vinegars and teas. Improves digestion.  Perennial in USDA Zones 8-10

  • Opera (F1)

    Opera (F1)

    2 1/2-3' tall plants produce 3-4 primary buds that are 3-4" in diameter, followed by 8-10 secondary buds that are 1 1/2-2 3/4" in diameter. Opera has an upright plant habit and is one week earlier than , which it replaces. Avg. 15,000 seeds/lb. Packet: 10 seeds.

  • Porto Spineless

    Porto Spineless

    The leaf stakes and midrib of cardoon have a similar flavor to artichoke when boiled (not for eating raw). Both portions are commonly used as a side vegetable, addition to stuffing, or in soups and stews. Cardoon must be blanched before it can be eaten. To blanch, tie the stalks up firmly and wrap with black plastic or black and white newspaper. If left unharvested, the 3-4' tall plants will produce large purple, thistle-like flowers. The sharply lobed and serrated, silver-green leaves add a unique addition to flower arrangements. Perennial in Zones 6-10. Avg. 850 seeds/oz. Packet: 25 seeds. Avg.…

  • Purple of Romagna Artichoke

    Purple of Romagna Artichoke

    Large, round-headed purple chokes, tender and tasty, perfect for warm season areas, or grow with shelter. So popular with chefs, and is a sure seller at the finer markets. We are proud to introduce this regional Italian favorite. This photo and its specimen are from Garden Betty's garden. Visit her blog at http://www.gardenbetty.com/2013/05/purple-of-romagna-artichokes/

  • Stampede (OG)

    Stampede (OG)

    A high-yielding, carefree crop for additional winter sales. This extra-early strain produces large, white, potato-like tubers often weighing over 1/2 lb. each. They store well and can be eaten raw or cooked. The tall, 6-8', plants with bright yellow blooms make an attractive windbreak, helping to prevent soil erosion. Flowers in July and matures over a month before common varieties. Winter hardy in severe cold. Perennial in Zones 3-8. Organically grown at Johnny's. Organically grown.

  • Tarragon, Russian

    Tarragon, Russian

    A flavorful herb that is used to season salads, meats and other dishes; hardy plants grow to 40 inches. Used fresh or dried. Contains 175 heirloom seeds

  • Violet de Provence Artichoke

    Violet de Provence Artichoke

    This French heirloom is noted for its fine flavor and pretty purple buds that are lovely on the big, ornamental plants, especially when the buds open. Rare outside Europe.

  • Violetta Precoce Artichoke

    Violetta Precoce Artichoke

    Lovely, pointed, purple artichokes. Purple varieties have been popular in Italy for hundreds of years and are more tender than green types. Needs a mild climate. We are glad to introduce this heirloom to the USA.

  • Violetto Artichoke

    Violetto Artichoke

    From the north of Italy we bring you the artichoke of aristocrats, Violetto. This violet-bracted 'choke has small, oval, slightly elongated flower heads that measure 3 inches wide by 5 inches long. A bit later maturing than Green Globe, Violetto will produce abundant crops of mouthwatering artichokes for at least 4 years. Divine when served with melted butter or plain yogurt blended with a touch of mustard. Hardy in zone 6 and above.