Chillin’ the Artichoke

The Tavor Artichoke is an organic hybrid cultivated to be grown in the northern climates as an annual

The Tavor Artichoke is an organic hybrid cultivated to be grown in the northern climates as an annual

Many of us Northerners are not aware of this edible thistle that is typically a perennial in warmer climates. We added this to our community garden in Grand Ridge last year and cut a few of the artichokes off early in the season and then let  a few more go to seed. The gorgeous iridescence of the bright lavender bloom is one I loved the most during the 2013 season. So it will likely be a staple in our gardenscape each year.

However, the edible ‘globe’ is a unique vegetable that takes a bit of time, but fun to try. Artichokes are included in an upcoming menu, so:

Simply recipes has a great tutorial to prepare an artichoke

 

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