Artichoke: Purple Globe (Cynara scolymus)
PERENNIAL. Ht 1.5m.
Purple globe artichokes are similar to the green globe, but with a finer flavour. They produce deep purple, tender hearts on large stems. Steam or boil the hearts, then add melted butter or hollandaise sauce for a delicious delicacy. Pick the hearts regularly to promote new growth.
Plant in rich, fertile soil in full sun.