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Not the jerusalem kind, I'm hopefully going to have some of those. I mean the globe kind. I am having the worst time figuring out what type will grow in Zone 4/5. None of them??? I'd really like to grow some annually.
 

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Johnnys Seeds has an annual-type artichoke- You have to plant it inside in January, I think and the young plants need to be exposed to quite a bit of cold (but not freezing) weather. Require quite a bit of attention. We grew them one year (NY zone 5)- the plants are beautiful and we did get a good yield of artichokes. However, in this variety, the hearts are quite small. Depends on if you like the whole flower, or just the heart.
Here's a link to growing artichokes as an annual:http://www.organicgardening.com/learn-and-grow/artichokes
 

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I can often winter mine over with a great heap of leaves and such.

The artichokes are tasty but really small! Artichokes are just not all that happy in Kansas!
 
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