Late November – April from California

Fresh Cardone or Cardoon is a relative to the artichoke. Instead of eating the bud, the stalk is eaten. The flavor resembles artichokes and salsify.

When selecting Cardone in the store, look for bright green silvery-gray stalks that are not cracked or brown.

At home, remove strings, cut into one-inch chunks and boil for 30 minutes or until tender, then sauté with garlic, olive oil and herbs or add to a marinara sauce and let simmer for a few minutes. The reward of all your labor is astounding!

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