Purple Italian Globe Artichokes are a fantastic addition to your home garden adding vibrant color and delicious flavor! Purple Italian is an open pollinated variety from Italy. Cynara scolymus. Last modified on: February 26 th 2016. Grade this recipe: 5 4 3 2 1. Asteraceae Cynara cardunculus How to store baby purple artichokes. We are proud to introduce this regional Italian favorite. Great for adding a variety of exotic vegetables to your garden and home cooked meals! But they need to be prepared in a particular way. Large, round-headed purple chokes, tender and tasty, perfect for warm season areas, or grow with shelter. Purple Italian Globe Artichoke Seeds (120 days after transplant) 1 gram packet contains about 20 seeds. They make a wonderful appetizer or side dish for a … Here is how to do this fairly easily. Final thoughts on baby purple artichokes. Artichoke plants produce large, tender heads and are more tolerant to both heat and cold than standard green globe artichokes. 462,857 2 4.2/5 for 111 ratings. The small purple artichokes, which are more tender than the larger green ones, are almost entirely edible. This variety has a superb flavor, is more tender and has a larger edible fleshy portion at the base of each bract (most often incorrectly called petals or leaves). So popular with chefs, and is a sure seller at the finer markets. Before cooking, these artichokes will last 4-5 days in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Approx 50 Seeds Edible flower buds. Purple Italian Artichoke is quite heat tolerant and grows well in the hotter parts of the country than the green variety. Once cooked, if you do have leftovers, they should last for 2-3 days in the refrigerator. For more information on Growing Artichokes. Plants grow up to 6 feet tall with silver-green leaves. Purple, tender and tasty. Artichoke Purple Italian.