Southern Specialties Inc. is shipping Southern Selects-branded Regal artichokes the week of July 22.

Southern Specialties shipping specialty artichokesThe Pompano Beach, Fla.,-based grower and importer is in its third season of marketing the medium-sized purple Peruvian artichokes, according to a news release.

“Regal artichokes have been a real winner for us,” Charlie Eagle, vice president of business development, said in the release. “The purple coloration is a sign of sweetness and also the inspiration for the Regal name. They have great flavor, require less preparation and offer shorter cook times than many artichokes.”

Southern Specialties ships the artichokes in clear 4-count bags for retailers and in 10-pound bulk cases for foodservice customers and bulk retail displays.

The graphic label lists nutritional bullet points and displays cooking instructions in English and French.