An Artichoke of unknown origins, it’s suspected to be a local selection of Inchilium Red made by the folks near Chopaka Mountain in Washington. It seems to be so, as the population shows a slight inclination to go hardneck (bolt) and it has that hard Northern edge to its character, like it’s spent a winter too many up here and needs a Florida vacation. A good selection if you want to try softnecks and want something with decent size capabilities and some hardiness. You can’t get softneck hardiness without a statistical probability of some partial bolting, it seems. 11-13 cloves per bulb, and some plantable bulbils form in the necks of about 30% of the crop.