It's only April but our artichoke plant is already fruiting!
Unfortunately we didn't get to that big one before it started opening, so it was too late to eat it. But we did cut off two tiny ones right next to it. And last night we cooked them up
And we discovered 2 pieces of good news:
1) they were TASTY! The little itty bitty tiny leaves attached directly to the stem were a little bitter, but other than that they were positively delicious.
2) the artichoke plant is already growing some more for us to enjoy! :)