Image Map
Get FREE and FAST USA SHIPPING on any order $35+   NEW❗ MYSTERY SEED 

🔙 TO SEED SHOP
🔙 TO GROW GUIDES

Cardoon

One-click - Share the with a friend

Original Price: $3.50 USD

Add to Wishlist


BONUS!  FREE eBOOK! Get a copy of our Complete Guide to Organic Gardening, Seed Planting & Spacing Grow Guides 175-page eBook for free with ANY purchase today (no minimum) VIEW OFFER


Cardoon has a rating of 5.0 stars based on 7 reviews.

Cardoon (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO)




Basically, Cardoon is an Artichoke Thistle.  It has become an extremely important medicinal herb in recent years following the discovery of cynarin.



Quick Tip Planting Guide:

Depth to Plant
Spacing Between Plants
Days to Germinate (Sprout)
Germination
Soil Temp

Planting Season
Plant Height
Plant
Width
No. of Plants per sq. ft.
0.50 inch deep

24" inches

apart

6-12

days

75+

degrees

Early spring

4+

feet

2+ feet wide

1


    What is Cardoon?

    The cardoon is related to the Globe artichoke. An invasive, frost-sensitive plant that needs a lot of space, the cardoon usually grows as a weed. Some say it looks a bit like celery on a bad day and has a flavor reminiscent of artichoke hearts. 

     



    Health Benefits of Cardoon

    High in sodium, cardoons are nevertheless recognized as a good source of potassium, calcium and iron. Artichoke oil, which is similar to sunflower or safflower oil, can be extracted from the seeds.

     



    Ways to Consume Cardoon


    Cardoons can be baked, braised or boiled, and it's often a good idea to blanch them for up to 30 minutes before using them. Watch-out! Beware of sneaky thistles that may be lurking on the outer stalks --  (it's best to peel the outside a bit.) Cardoons are excellent fried! Try them simmered in broth, or added to a stew. If you're a cheesemaker, the purple stamens of the cardoon flower can be used to make vegetarian rennet.

      See Cardoon Recipes & Growing Tips on our Pinterest Board



      Cardoon

      + CLICK IMAGES TO ZOOM

      Cardoon Cardoon Cardoon Cardoon Cardoon Cardoon Cardoon Cardoon Cardoon Cardoon Cardoon Cardoon Cardoon Cardoon Cardoon Cardoon
      Join our community on Image Map


      LIMITED TIME ONLY!  FREE SEED KIT! Get the All-in-One Garlic Chive Seed Kit for free with when you spend just $20+ VIEW OFFER




      or
      Image Map
      SHARE & EARN! Join our Affiliate Team NOW!   Learn more / JOIN NOW   Get paid weekly 💰 Highest Commission Payout Rate   LEARN MORE   Earn when you share with friends and family.   JOIN NOW   Join our Influencer Program   JOIN NOW   Get paid weekly 💰💰💰 Highest Commission   JOIN NOW   Earn money when you share our seed store with friends and family.   LEARN MORE