Ocean Mist® Farms Announces Availability Of Purple Artichokes
CASTROVILLE, CA - Retailers had better ready their produce departments for the incoming supply of a display-worthy vegetable. Ocean Mist® Farms recently made an exciting announcement, revealing that its proprietary purple artichokes are now available. This seasonal, limited addition to the Ocean Mist artichoke family is a colorful variety selected for excellent flavor and appearance.
Grown in Castroville, California, and available nationwide, the heaviest production period of these purple artichokes is expected to be March 15–April 30. 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.
This product has the look and flavor of a Mediterranean old-world variety, with tender, meaty leaves and a rich, earthy artichoke flavor. The variety tends to grow into large and medium sizes (rather than jumbo). This year, the company is introducing a new 4-count clamshell packed with size 30 (medium) artichokes. This is in addition to Ocean Mist’s offering of loose artichokes with a tag.
For nearly 100 years, Ocean Mist has cultivated premium artichoke varieties in California. Tapping into this experience, it developed a purple artichoke variety to enjoy alongside the lineup of other Ocean Mist Farms products, as noted in a press release.
Buyers, if you’re looking for a new veg variety to draw shoppers to the produce aisle, be sure to check out Ocean Mist Farms’ unique purple artichokes.