Cardone, also known as Cardoon, is a traditional Mediterranean vegetable considered a delicacy by many who specialize in traditional French and Italian cuisine.  A cousin of the artichoke, the cardone has an edible stalk like celery; however, it is not eaten raw.

  • Low in calories
  • No fat or cholesterol
  • The best cardone stalks are a grey-green color.
  • Stalks should feel heavy and moist. They will not be crisp like celery.
  • Place cardone in the crisper section of your refrigerator wrapped in plastic for about five to seven days. Cut them in half for easier storage.
  • Ocean Mist Farms trims the outer stalks in the field, so you may notice slight discoloration on the outside and the ends of the stalk. Leaves should be soft and pale, grey-green in color.
  • Rinse the stalks well, trim the ends and remove strings from the big stalks.  Remove any small leaves that run up the center of the stalks.

Growing &Harvest

Cardone is an Italian favorite that we seasonally grow between October and January in two California regions, Castroville and Coachella.  We take pride in growing cardone that is extremely tender with a robust flavor. Ocean Mist Farms cardone is among the finest examples of the vegetable in North America and is annually anticipated by home cooks and professional chefs alike.

The cardone stalk is hand-harvested from the plant and packed and cooled within four hours. Our strict cut-to-cool standards ensure quality product is delivered to your store.