Vegetables and Fruit forum: Cardoon anyone?

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Name: UrbanWild
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Kentucky - borderline of 6a & 6b
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UrbanWild
Feb 8, 2017 6:50 AM CST
Over the years I have seen sporadic information about a once-popular vegetable that seems to have fallen out if favor...cardoon. I seem to remember that it tastes similar to artichokes but are easier to grow and process. Additionally, they look like they could be used ornamentally. Has anyone grown and/or eaten them? Comments?

This pic makes me want to give them a try...

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multi...

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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Feb 8, 2017 7:40 AM CST
Cardoon is a nice ornamental too.
It needs to be started indoors here in zone 4a
I have not wrapped the stalks to use as a vegetable.
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Feb 22, 2017 1:11 PM CST
I had never heard of it till this year.
So i found some seeds. Some varities dont ship to California.
But. I found one variety that did.
So check with company. They dont always list it as will not ship to ___...
Read up on it. Its uses are interesting.
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Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.

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