Ocean Mist's 2023 purple artichokes are here
Ocean Mist Farms, a leading grower and marketer of fresh artichokes, now has availability of its proprietary purple artichokes. This seasonal, limited edition of the Ocean Mist Farms artichoke family is a colorful variety selected for superior flavor and appearance. The heaviest production period is expected to be Feb. 20–April 23.
The proprietary purple artichokes are back for a fourth consecutive year. For nearly 100 years, Ocean Mist Farms has cultivated superior artichoke varieties in California. Tapping into this experience, it has developed a purple artichoke variety to enjoy alongside the lineup of other Ocean Mist Farms products and their traditional green varieties.
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.
Size 12 and 18 will be the first purple artichokes harvested at the start of the season and will then transition to a medium size to fit into the four-count clamshell Ocean Mist Farms will offer. This will be in addition to loose artichokes.