How To Cook With The Cardoon Plant
The cardoon plant, cardune in French, is the most outstanding plant on the grounds of HerbFest. Although most sources describe it as growing to 4-5 feet high, ours are generally 8 - 10 feet high with a generous stalk that when cut, could feed a small army. If left alone this plant reseeds and you have a plethora of new cardoon plants each year.
See images here in this video on the cardoon plants on our grounds. These plants grew several feet after this video was filmed and were spectacular for HerbFest 2012.