Artichoke, Tavor Imperial Star
Tavor is a classic annual artichoke. It will produces 2 to 3 large heads on the top of its stalk. Young leaves are often steamed in Italian and Sicilian cuisine. Make sure to give these guys plenty of space—at least 24 inches between plants.
Artichoke: Artichokes are usually grown for their edible flowers buds or you can harvest and steam their young leaves. Usually a perennial in mediterranean climates where they were first domesticated, we do have a couple varieties that are bred to produce heads in their first year.
Growing Tips: Artichokes grow big! They will get to be a good 4 to 6 feet tall and easily 2 to 3 feet wide so give them plenty of space in the garden. They also want plenty of hot, dry sun so don’t skimp on the sunlight for these guys.