Irrigation of artichokes is an important method of increasing yield and bringing crop production forward. However, although early production is advantageous for the best market prices, it can also be detrimental as high summer temperatures can result in withering of the flower heads. For this reason irrigation should not begin before late JULY, and continue into the autumn.

For optimal yield using sprinkler irrigation, the following is recommended:

With drip irrigation, the following is recommended: