Artichoke - Romanesco
This popular vegetable is grown for the purple globes that are often served boiled with melted butter and sauces. The plant has a distinctive flower and will continue to produce a larger harvest each year. This variety is like the green version but has a finer flavour. It matures later and has very tight globe shaped purple heads.
Sow from February in the greenhouse and then plant out in early summer. They can also be planted out directly in Spring. Harvest in the second year.