Ocean Mist Farms, a grower and marketer of fresh artichokes in the U.S., announces the availability of its proprietary purple artichokes.
This seasonal, limited addition to the Ocean Mist Farms artichoke family is a colorful variety selected for its flavor and appearance.
For nearly 100 years, Ocean Mist Farms has cultivated artichoke varieties in California. Tapping into this experience, it has developed a purple variety to enjoy alongside the line-up of other Ocean Mist Farms products and their traditional green varieties.
Depending on how it's cooked, the purple artichoke may transform into shades of green or purple.
Characteristics of the purple artichokes include a vibrant purple exterior that when cooked may transform into shades of green and purple depending on seasoning and cooking method; the look and flavor of a Mediterranean old-world variety; tender, meaty leaves; and a rich, earthy artichoke flavor. This artichoke variety tends to grow towards the large and mediums sizes (rather than jumbo).
This year, Ocean Mist Farms is introducing a four-count clamshell packed with size 30 (medium) artichokes. This is in addition to the loose artichokes with the tag.
Ocean Mist Farms expects the heaviest production period to be March 15 – April 30. The artichokes are grown in Castroville, CA and available nationwide.