Globe Artichoke 'Green Globe Improved' bears larger, heavier, and more consistent quality globe-shaped heads. The characteristic sharp spines have been greatly reduced in this improved variety. The astonishingly tasty hearts make a supreme delicacy when pickled, and the base of the leaves can be eaten too. This majestic perennial vegetable makes an attractive addition to any vegetable plot. It is ideal for the flower garden too, attracting bees to its thistle like flowers when left unharvested. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 75cm (30").
Jerusalem Artichoke 'Gerard' makes an eye-catching variety with its white flesh and colourful red skin. As a result, this French cultivar has created a lot of interest in the restaurants and specialist food outlets. Although, perhaps slightly lower yielding than the popular variety 'Fuseau', its smoky flavour is considered by many to be superior. This low maintenance crop will grow almost anywhere and the tall stems make a useful windbreak too. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 90cm (36").
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