California is America's Artichoke Producer
Did you know that California produces almost all of the country’s artichokes? California produces (99.99% of all domestically-produced artichokes. Artichokes are grown year-round in some parts of California as a perennial crop, while in other parts of the state they are grown from seeds in a greenhouse before being transplanted to the field.
The portion of the artichoke we eat is actually the blossom. An artichoke plant is often harvested once a week to remove the artichokes as they ripen. Artichokes are a good source of fiber, magnesium, and vitamin C.
California's artichoke farmers are careful to provide the right amount of water at the right times to ensure a healthy artichoke plant. California's artichoke farmers are among the most efficient in the world, producing more crop per drop than many of our international trading partners.