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Artichokes & Cardoon

Artichokes, the unripe flowers of the artichoke plant, have a tender core and delicate flavor.  A perennial in zones 7 and above, they can be tricked into producing in the first year down to zone 5 or overwintered with protection.  Cardoon is grown for the tender stalks of the artichoke plant.

  • Green Globe Artichoke

    88 day.  Green Globe produces nice, large, green globe shaped artichokes. Artichokes are perennials in zones 7 and above, but Green Globe can be grown as an annual in lower zones.   Minimum of 50 seeds per packet. Maximum of 4 packets per...

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  • Violet de Provence Artichoke

    This French heirloom artichoke produces larger purple artichokes, similar to Green Globe in shape.  It is known for it's excellent flavor.  Really a stunning addition to your warm climate perennial garden.   Minimum of 15 seeds per...

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  • Gobbo di Nizza (Hunchback of Nice) Cardoon

    The famous 'Hunchback' strain of cardoon with thick, almost spineless 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...