The Regal Thistle: Heirloom Artichokes

A member of the thistle family, artichokes can make a flavorful and uniquely beautiful addition to your garden.

‘Gobbo Di Nizzia Cardoon’ A rare cardoon from Italy, its broad white stalks are eaten fried, sauteed, pickled, in soups, or raw and dipped in olive oil with balsamic vinegar. The root is also edible, tasty, and can be used like parsnips.
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