A very large and impressive softneck artichoke named after its city of origin in Northern Italy. This variety is very adaptable and grows in a variety of climates. Its tight coarse tunics make for a long storage life of up to 6 months. Blanco Piacenza is an excellent choice for braiding and is a reliable producer with high yields everywhere but the harshest winter areas. Produces a medium well-rounded flavor and heat. Harvest fall planted garlic the following season, late spring or early summer, about 240 days from planting. Harvest spring planted garlic the same season, about 90 days from planting. Averages 13 cloves per bulb. Softneck variety.