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Chinese Artichoke 'Conito'

Stachys affinis, Stachys sieboldii | Crosne, Chinese artichoke, Japanese artichoke, knotroot

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

High-yielding perennial vegetable

Produces crunch nutty tubers

Delicious in stir fries

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Chinese Artichokes are an excellent addition to the veg plot: unusual, prolific, low maintenance and perennial.  Not many vegetables could boast such claims! They are very popular in French cuisine where they are known as Crosnes.

This hardy perennial from the mint family produces 20 to 30 knobbly white tubers from each plant ready to harvest from November to March. The tubers have a delicious nutty flavour and crispy texture. They add crunch to salads, can be lightly steamed and sauteed with herbs, or used as an addition to stir fries in place of water chestnuts. Height: 45cm (18”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

Height Up to 45cm (18in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Hardy Perennial

kitchen garden

full sun

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Harvest Months


6 Jumbo Plug plants (KC7453)

Plant in rows about 30cm apart in a sunny position with moist, well-drained soil which has been amended with plenty of organic matter. Protect young plants against slug damage. Water well during dry periods. Weed regularly to avoid competition but take care not to damage the tubers. Remove any flower spikes to concentrate energy into tuber production. Harvest from late October as and when you need them. Leave some tubers in the ground – they will multiply and provide the following years crop.

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