Purple Italian Globe Artichoke This is an old Italian heirloom variety and produces large purple artichoke heads that are more resistant to heat and cold than green varieties. These beautiful globes are highly coveted by chefs for their tender texture and striking color. The plant has silvery leaves and also makes a beautiful ornamental plant in any garden. Italian Heirloom, Purple Artichokes, Green Varieties, Beautiful Ornaments, Heirloom Varieties, Large Purple, Italian Globes, Beautiful Globes, Globes Artichokes
White Detroit Beetroot Some other heirloom varieties: Burpee golden beet, Chioggia beet. This is a stark white variety of beet that has tender, sweet, flavorful roots. These beets makes a good alternative for use in cooking light colored foods such as chicken, as it will not stain your food purple like ordinary beets do, but still retain the delicious sweet flavor of regular beetroots. They are also high in potassium, iron, magnesium, manganese and pho
White Star Sprouting Broccoli Some other heirloom varieties: Purple sprouting Rudolph, Zamboni Rapini. White sprouting broccoli is one of two sprouting broccolis, the other is purple. Sprouting broccoli tends to taste better than shop broccoli, but out of the two, the white is much more tender and sweet than the purple. They form lots of small heads at the end of stalks instead of one large head. These deliciously tender plants are high in Vitamin C, K, B6 and B9.
Dragon Tongue Bush Bean - This is a Dutch heirloom bean that has striking purple stripes mottled over a bright yellow color. They are also very versatile and can be eaten raw as a snap bean, cooked with the shells, or shelled in soups and stews. They have a unique, clean, vibrant flavor and are very popular with gourmets and chefs.
Blue Podded Pea This historic variety dates back hundreds of years in Europe and is still popular in parts of Europe and Canada today. It is beautifully ornamental and produces lovely purple flowers and purple blue pods. If harvested young, they are great to cook like snow-peas or if left to mature and shelled, they are perfect for soups! A great crop for children!
Ok...so they're not flowers...but they would certainly have plenty of impact in a centerpiece! :)