A stock item that is available virtually all year, from the USA but in their prime during spring. Approximately 8-9 baby artichokes per pound, they are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, and are almost entirely edible. Approximately 1.5” to 1.75” inches across and 2.5” to 3” inches tall, these small members of the thistle family make a terrific starter, side dish, or late night snack. Prepare as you would larger artichokes, only cook them for a shorter period of time. If enough of the outer leaves are first pulled off, the entire specimen may be eaten. Store between 32-34 degrees F, cover with paper and top ice as needed, but do not allow product to sit in melted water. Artichokes do not produce, nor are they affected by ethylene gas.