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Description The Cardoon, or Artichoke Thistle, is a herbaceous, perennial thistle-like plant in the Daisy (Asteraceae) family. It is a naturally occurring species of which the Globe artichoke is a cultivar. The wild Cardoon has hairy, spiny leaves and spiny violet flowers. It is adapted to semi-arid climates and is a weed in California and Australia. It's white flower buds, inner white stalks, and root can be eaten. It can be used as a vegetarian source of enzymes for cheese production. Cardoon is often blanched for 3-4 weeks before harvest to improve the flavor and tenderness of it's stalks. To blanch, tie the leaves together in a bunch and wrap paper or burlap around the stems to 45cm high. Cardoon cultivars such as the Globe artichoke are taller and less spiny.
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Growing Degree Days
Sowing Method Direct seed indoors, transplant seedlings outside after hardening off
Spread (diameter)
Row Spacing 60 centimeters
Height 150 centimeters

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