This artichoke is a standard Green Globe variety. Grow as a perennial, and it will grow as an annual in northern climates. Everyone loves artichokes, but not a lot of people know how to grow them. They are hard to get a harvest in the first year, but with a little TLC it can be done. The trick is start your seeds early and put them out; then, let the frost hit them, bring them back in, and then plant. This tricks them into thinking they went through a winter. Happy growing!!!!