Learn All About Crosnes

Learn how to grow and cook with crosnes, a tiny, twisted tuber also known as Chinese artichokes or chorogi.



Chinese Artichokes
Crosnes (Stachys affinis), also known as Chinese artichokes or chorogi, are a gourmet sensation at upscale restaurants and green grocers, and they're not to be missed by adventurous eaters and market gardeners alike
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Stachys Affinis
A potted planting of crosnes shows the spearmintlike foliage.
Photo by Matthew Stallbaumer
Tiny Crosnes
Cooking is optional with crosnes, as they are crunchy and full of juice right out of the ground. Wipe them clean or briefly soak them in water to remove any dirt.
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