When to pick artichokes

kudzu9(Zone 8a - PNW)July 8, 2008

I live in the Pacific NW, Zone 8, and have three varieties of artichoke (Green globe, Violetta di Chioggia, and one other Italian one). I grew them from seed in my greenhouse last year, and then planted them out; they grew to about 3' tall last year, although they produced no artichokes. During the winter they drooped a little, but came back strong and are now about 8' high, with multiple artichokes of varying sizes. How can I tell when they are ready to pick other than when they look "big enough"?

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can you tell me when to pick artichokes

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