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.

Water: Moderate

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

Violetta Precoce’ Purple Artichoke