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Re: Healthy Eating
« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2017, 12:09:56 pm »
What thistle is purple in color, part of the sunflower family, and is eaten as a vegetable? ???
Purple of Romagna Artichoke: Italian heirloom favored by chefs for its tenderness and unique nutty taste

Agelbert NOTE: The creator's fibonacci footprint can be clearly seen in the artichoke. 

How to Grow Artichokes

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Interesting Facts About Artichokes

Native to the Mediterranean region, artichokes (Cynara scolymus) became scarce with the fall of the Roman Empire. After making a comeback in Italy in the 1500s, artichokes were introduced to the Americas by French and Spanish gardeners. California is the biggest producer of artichokes in the U.S. Other interesting facts about artichokes are:1

Although commonly referred to as a vegetable, artichokes are actually a thistle that is part of the sunflower family

Artichokes can be grown as either a perennial or an annual; perennial artichoke plants last up to five years

When you let their buds open and flower, artichokes produce striking bluish-purple flowers that attract pollinators like bees and butterflies

Types of Artichokes
Artichokes come in several varieties, including:2,3

Big Heart: Thornless, slightly purple variety that can handle some heat

Green Globe: Heavy-bearing perennial that does best in ideal growing conditions, including California, where it is grown commercially

Imperial Star: Adaptable and easy to grow from seed as an annual; recommended for gardeners in cooler climates (U.S. Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness Zone 6 or lower4)

Purple of Romagna: Italian heirloom favored by chefs for its tenderness and unique nutty taste

Violetto: Oval-shaped Italian heirloom known for producing dozens of small side shoots

Full article:

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/12/22/growing-artichokes.aspx
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