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Featured Plants - Cardoon

Cardoon - Photo by Bob Orazi
Cynara cardunculus Some cooks describe cardoon as celery with armor. The edible portion of this artichoke family member is the leaf stalk rather than the flower bud. The bright, silver-grey leaf stalks taste like artichokes and are popular in Mediterranean recipes for soups, pastas, or bagna cauda...
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