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Cardoon Gobbo Di Nizza Monferrato 100g
V16LM
RRP £9.99
£4.99 inc. tax

£4.99 ex. tax
? Tax based on United Kingdom.
Cardoon Gobbo Di Nizza Monferrato 100g Summary

Cardoon Gobbo Di Nizza Monferrato 100g

This variety is on the Slow Food 'Ark of Taste' which means it is endangered. By using Franchi seeds you are supporting Biodiversity https://www.fondazioneslowfood.com/en/slow-food-presidia/nizza-monferrato-hunchback-cardoon/

V16 - 'Hunchback'. Large plant producing strong celery flavoured cardoons from near Asti in Piemonte. 

Sow: from March - end June 
Horticultural name: Cynara cardunculus

The Nizza Monferrato hunchback cardoon is an essential ingredient in one of the symbols of Piedmontese gastronomy, bagna caoda, a boiling-hot sauce of garlic, extra-virgin olive oil and anchovies served with vegetables. Sown in May in the sandy soil along the Belbo River, the cardoons become “hunchbacks” thanks to an unusual cultivation technique. In September the tall, bushy plants are folded and covered with earth. As they try to free themselves and reach the light, they swell and curve. The stems lose all their chlorophyll, becoming white and tender. After a month they are uncovered and the leaves and any damaged parts are cut off, leaving the crisp, sweet heart. Hunchback cardoons can be stuffed, fried, made into soup or prepared in many other ways.
Brand:
Franchi Seeds
weight:
10
Product Condition:
New
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