The artichoke is a member of the thistle family; the edible part is actually the plant's flower bud. An ancient plant,
it was prized by the Romans as food of the nobility. Artichokes mature at different sizes with the size of the bud depending upon its location on the plant. The buds grow on stalks, each with the largest, primary bud at its tip and two or three smaller buds below that. Further down on the stalk are several very small buds, which are marketed as baby or cocktail artichokes and sometimes sold for canning. Many different varieties of artichokes exist, but only a few varieties are grown commercially in the United States.


Product Specifications
(Waxed corrugated carton)



(P=Peak; A=Available) The peak months for production are March through June. During the remaining months, supplies can be sporadic and closely affected by the weather.


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Foodservice and Retail Professionals - Boggiatto® artichokes are available year 'round. Order through your regular produce distributor. If your distributor doesn't carry our products, call us at 831.424.4864 and we'll help direct you or your distributor to a local service.





Distributors - Purchase Boggiatto® artichokes directly from our facility in Salinas, California or seasonally from Brawley, California. Call our sales department at 831.424.4864 to arrange for shipping.