Has anyone ever had success freezing fresh cardoons? I’ve been having the damndest time finding them these past few years at Christmastime but I usually see them a couple weeks leading up Christmas and would definitely buy them early if I can. I have to boil them before I fry them anyway so it’s not important that I preserve them in their perfectly fresh state.
Hey folks, just struck out trying to get fresh cardoons from Caputo's in Elmwood Park. Does anyone know where I could track them down at this point in the season? Happy to drive wherever. Thanks!
Once cardoons have flowered is it too late to harvest the stems? I can’t find anything about this on the web. Thanks
My wife love the look of cardoons but we also love the taste of artichokes
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I live in the mild, south-most part of the UK. My boyfriend bought me a Purple Cardoon for our nascent vegetable garden. It's a pretty but unusual member of the artichoke family. I planted it in a wind-sheltered, South-East facing position that gets bright sun for a significant part of the day. It's in rich soil, mulched with dead Bay-Laurel leaves and brown plant matter.
At the moment it's just a purple pom-pom on a single stem with leaves on the stem. When I got it the leaves were a healthy silver-green, but now the flower is dead and the leaves are turning yellow and getting brown and crispy on the ends. We have had heavy rain the last few days so I don't think it's wanting for water. It's been in place for about two weeks now.
I read something online about it dying off to the ground after the flower has bloomed. Is this what's happening - is it normal? I know nothing about vegetable gardening (house-plants are more my thing), especially not this weird artichoke thing. Is there something I am missing? Is it going to come back in the spring? I am just panicking because I promised my boyfriend I wouldn't let it die.
I discovered a new vegetable related to the artichoke called a cardoon. Instead of eating the flower head, the long large leaves are boiled and eaten. I was wondering if artichoke leaves can be eaten in the same way? I am currently growing artichokes and was wondering if cardoons are worth it to grow, or should I just grow more artichokes and eat their leaves. They are apparently the same species, different varieties.