How to cook globe artichokes
Boil whole in salted water with some lemon juice, or roast. Eat hot or cold, dipped in melted butter or vinaigrette.
How to store globe artichokes
Keep for up to a week in the bottom of the fridge.
Globe artichoke season
Harvested late May to late July - smaller heads from new plants in Sept/Oct.
Ours were bred from French stock, imported by Guy Watson and his dad in a rowing boat from Brittany. If you leave globe artichokes to grow they will open into the purple flowers sold in dried flower shops. They're a great thing to grow where rabbits are a pest, as rabbits just won't touch them.
Country of origin
Grown in the United Kingdom.