A relative of the thistle, the leaves and heart of globe artichokes are edible (the hearts are delicious pickled). They're ideal in the flower garden too, attracting bees to the flowers if left unharvested. Jerusalem artichokes which belong to the sunflower family, have a distinctive smoky flavour and are perfect roasted or added to stews and casseroles.
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") More Info
There is an increasing interest in Jerusalem artichokes as an easy to grow winter hardy vegetable which produces a good crop of tubers in all soil types. The tubers can be left in the ground and dug as required, or lifted and stored in a hessian sack in the shed or garageWe traditionally sell the 'Originals' or 'Common' knobbly variety, but 'we have managed to obtain a limited number of a red skinned French 'Gerard' variety. This variety has created a lot of interest in the restaurants and specialist food outlets. The flesh colour is white but it is the skin colour which has increased its app ... More Info
10 Jerusalem artichoketubers (T17929) Despatch: by end of March 2018