I know I sent a photo of these to Daniel. They are just beautiful little chokes. Pick them small, and eat them whole! I grow 3 or 4 kinds of artichokes and love them all. But this is the one I wait for each spring. This bush gets huge in the second and third year. Mine is still producing and it's 4 years old. These are very sharp when you pick them, so use gloves. Once you eat these, you'll want to plant a field of them. I plant these in baskets, as gophers love them too, but I'm not sharing.