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Cardoon Comparison — 5 Comments

  1. I’m interested to see how they turn out. Being perennial, you could also try blanching them next spring before they lflower? I have one cardoon that comes back year after year. i love the colour of the flowers – electric purple!

  2. So amazing! I love the comparison pictures!

    I hadn’t realized the stems are also edible, kinda like broccoli. I hope wrapping them in fabric will help keep them tender. I would imagine they might have the tendency to be very tough and coarse, like trying to chew on wooden pencils. Yes, blanching would have to be key in eating them, along with the fabric wrap.

    I wonder how the chopped up cooked stems would taste in an omelette, along with some diced onion, tomatoes, sauteed mushrooms, and shredded cheese.

    • D > I wonder too : I’ll have to try. I’m sure the cardoon that comes in the jars would work. I hope ours turn out similar : but perhaps that’s just wishful thinking!

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