100 Seeds Green Globe Artichoke Seeds, Hearty, Non-GMO Artichoke Seeds for Planting - Heirloom Garden Seeds - Vegetable SeedsRegular price $9.99 Save $-9.99
The globe artichoke seeds (Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus), also known by the names French artichoke and green artichoke in the U.S., is a variety of a species of thistle cultivated as a food. The edible portion of the plant consists of the flower buds before the flowers come into bloom. The budding artichoke flower-head is a cluster of many budding small flowers (an inflorescence), together with many bracts, on an edible base. Once the buds bloom, the structure changes to a coarse, barely edible form. Another variety of the same species is the cardoon, a perennial plant native to the Mediterranean region. Both wild forms and cultivated varieties (cultivars) exist..