Michigan State University Extension
Preserving Food Safely - 01600685


     Artichokes are quite perishable and  should be  used as
soon as possible  after  purchase.   However, they will hold
up  to  a  week  without  breaking  down if  stored  in  the

     When  to  buy:   Available  year-round but at  peak  in
March, April and May.                                       

     What  to  look  for:   Firm,  compact  vegetables  with
attractive  olive-green coloring that are heavy in  relation
to their size.                                              

     How to store:  Refrigerate immediately after purchase. 

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