Q Should globe artichokes be treated like Jerusalem types?
DEIRDRE KNOWLES, GLOUCESTERSHIRE
A Although both belong to the daisy family, they’re very different crops. Perennial globe artichokes are Mediterranean plants and the part we eat is the flower bud. They like rich soil and full sun and can be left for a few years before dividing and replanting. Jerusalem artichokes, meanwhile, are American natives related to sunf lowers. We eat the stem tubers that grow underground, like potatoes. These heavy-cropping plants have to be lifted and replanted into rich soil each year.
Globe artichokes are sun-loving perennials, while Jersualem types are tuberous