- Perennial Vegetable
- Culinary Uses?
- Naturally occurring on site?
- Propagated Here?
Large, spectacular silvery leaves, up to 2m in height, 'thistle' flower heads are eaten before they open.
Eaten raw when very young, otherwise boiled or steamed.
Purchased in a superstore in the Northern town of Hesdin in France.
Slug beer traps needed early in season nearby. Growing under cover to encourage heads to form - early days yet.
Watered deeply as growing under cover.