Violetta Precoce’ Purple Artichoke
Cynara scolymus 'Violetta Precoce'
‘Violetta Precoce’ is an heirloom purple artichoke that originated in Italy. It’s known for its mild flavour and tenderness. They are somewhat elongated in shape, and smaller than modern artichokes, so can be cut in half and grilled without being pulled apart.
Hardiness: Disappears in Winter, and then re-blooms in the Spring
Habit: 3’ by 3’ herbaceous perennial
Light: Full Sun
Soil: Rich garden soil
Origin: Italy, Mediterranean region