Native to the Mediterranean region, artichokes were brought to the United States in the 1800s and first grown in Louisiana by French immigrants and in California by the Spanish. Today artichokes are grown almost exclusively in California, which accounts for more than 99 percent of national production.


U.S. production of artichokes is concentrated in California, with limited production also occurring in Washington and Oregon. Total production in 2012 was 1.1 million cwt, up from the previous two years, and the crop was valued at $53.7 million, also an increase from the previous two years.  April 2014 ... Artichokes


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