|Artichoke picked, 6/3/2012|
Here you can see the tiny choke forming at the base of the stem of the larger choke. The cut stem to the left was the main stem. I have read that the plant will put out off shoots at the bottom which will grow into new plants next year. So far I am still waiting for those. I purchased an artichoke at the store a couple of days ago. It will be interesting to do a taste test between the two. Mine is certainly fresher.