A relative of the thistle, the leaves and heart of globe artichokes are edible (the hearts are delicious pickled too). They're ideal in the flower garden too, attracting bees to the flowers if left unharvested. Jerusalem artichokes belong to the sunflower family, have a distinctive smoky flavour and are perfect roasted or added to stews and casseroles.
Globe Artichoke 'Green Globe Improved' F1 Hybrid
Cynara cardunculus, Cynara scolymus, CardoonGlobe Artichoke 'Green Globe Improved' bears larger, heavier, and more consistent quality globe-shaped heads. The characteristic sharp spines have been greatly reduced in this improved variety. The astonishingly tasty hearts make a supreme delicacy when pickled, and the base of the leaves can be eaten too. This majestic perennial vegetable makes an attractive addition to any vegetable plot. It is ideal for the flower garden too, attracting bees to its thistle like flowers when left unharvested. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 75cm (30"). More info
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