This large, top-quality softneck was discovered on the Colville Indian Reservation in Washington. A large bulbed and vigorous strain; our best selling Artichoke. In a 1990 taste test at Rodale kitchens this one was a top rated softneck. Was found growing at an old homesite on Colville tribal lands in Washington State. Four to five clove layers with 8-20 cloves. Bulbs over 3 inches possible. Mild but lingering flavor with a tingle. Inchelium Red has a somwhat flattened bulb-shape.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.