Question: What is it, and after it grows, what then?

July 4, 2011
I bought some seeds to grow a plant called "cardon" but have no idea what it is or how to use it. The seed packet wasn't explicit, nor was Google. Is anyone familiar? Thanks.


Chris Paulk's picture

The cardon or cardoon (Cynara cardunculus), also called the artichoke thistle, cardone, cardoni, carduni or cardi, is a thistle-like plant which is member of the Aster family, Asteraceae; (or archaic: Daisy family, Compositae). It is a naturally occurring variant of the same species as the Globe artichoke, and has many cultivated varieties. It is native to the Mediterranean, where it was domesticated in ancient times.