Most of the seeds I planted sprouted. The seeds arrived in a timely fashion. I received an e-mail that some were back ordered and would ship asap, I still received them in plenty of time to start them inside before planting season. Very pleased.
The famous 'Hunchback' strain of cardoon with broad, light stems. Blanching the stems for two weeks prior to harvest ensures tender and deliciouis stalks. Just wrap in newspaper or a floating row cover. Enjoy the flavorful stalks battered and fried or baked with paramesan.
Minimum of 50 seeds per packet.