A baby artichoke is not a different variety than a regular artichoke. It’s just a smaller and fully mature version of the traditional artichoke. Baby artichokes are a seasonal size. Availability does vary throughout the year, but the month of May is the peak volume month for this size artichoke.

Baby artichokes are fun because with just a little trimming, you can eat the whole thing. Its petite size comes from being picked from the lower part of the plant. Baby artichokes are also easy to prepare, cook and eat because they haven’t developed the fuzzy portion of the choke in the center.