Purple artichoke in full flower

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Purple artichoke flower
Purple artichoke flower

This year we decided to grow artichokes, having seen a plant in the nursery while shopping for other herbs and vegetables.

In theory it was a Globe Artichoke, like the ones you buy in shops (and then eat). While it produces beautiful flowers, it was a struggle to find the edible part.

So I think it comes out after it’s finished flowering. Any tips for the specific variety to look for, in terms of easy harvesting and eating?

Purple artichoke
Purple artichoke in closeup

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