Artichoke & Cardoon

Overall Rating:
         
3.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 4

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dplantmann
Location:
Plymouth, WI, United States
Date:
October 27, 2016
          5.0
 
Artichokes in a Cold Climate
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? I'm the only one growing.

What are the cons? Too many steps to big size

Review:

Seeds and/or young plants need to be stratified in 50 degree weather for a minimum of 2 weeks to be tricked into growing chokes first year. Chokes produced first year were tasty but only 2 - 1/2 inches in diameter. Before deep freeze I am potting the plants in the garden and bringing them inside to grow under LED grow lights. They will be re set out in early Spring. Anticipating much bigger chokes during growing season. Will continue to do until process becomes too tedious.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
V.
Location:
Fort Worth, TX, United States
Date:
May 28, 2016
          3.0
 
Ok quality choke
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Porlific

What are the cons? Chokes have sharp edges!

Review:

I have a several 2 year plants of these artichokes. These guys definitely germinated and grew into beastly plants. I have a TON of artichokes out there. I am tired of eating them and started giving them to neighbors, I got so many. However, if you're in it for edibles forget this variety and get yourself some Green Globes or Purple Romagnas. This variety just doesn't taste as sweet, doesn't give as much "meat" for the choke, and has some sharp tips that are really, really annoying. Mine barely have any purple on them at all, so don't let the idea of exotic colors fool you. I give these guys away and keep the Green Globes for myself because they just don't compare.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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23 out of 24 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
rowan
Date:
October 16, 2011
          3.0
 
Good when small
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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Review:

Very productive but the buds open quickly so should be eated when small as baby artichokes. Maybe when my plants are older the buds will be bigger before opening.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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19 out of 20 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
soupmaker
Date:
March 15, 2011
          3.0
 
Pretty little 'chokes
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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Review:

I grew these artichokes last year and vernalized them in the spring for 3 weeks...by June they were producing a multitude of small pointed fruits with lovely purple tips. They are a bit tedious as edible artichokes due to their small size and not quite tender hearts. After discovering this I let them all go to flower and that was still an amazing treat, because they were stunning in the garden and for cut arrangements.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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