Globe artichoke

Scientific Name: 
Cynara scolymus
Family Name: 
Asteraceae
Place of Origin: 
Southern Europe and the Mediterranean
Plant Description: 
Large leaves, flowers produce a scaled bud which can be eaten when the flower is young. The bud becomes inedible after the flower matures.
Plant Height: 
100-200cms
Plant Use: 
Edible
Beverage
Medicinal
Dye
Harvest Period: 
Time from planting to harvest is 50-100 days for plants grown from suckers.
Of Interest: 
The bud is steamed or boiled until tender. Can be made into a tea to treat nausea, biliousness, and digestive issues. Very high in antioxidents. Good for lowering cholesterol.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Vegetable
Climate: 
Warm Temperate
Sub-Tropical
Tropical

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