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Artichoke, Cynara scolymus / Compositae (Asteraceae)
Fresh artichokes are found in the markets from autumn to spring, since they cannot kept in good conditions for consumption in the months that follow. The rest of the year they are found in preserve, tinned or in glass jars, and also frozen.

The United Kingdom market is taken as a sample. The following table shows the main exporting countries, the dates and the packages used.

OriginMonths of availability in the United KingdomWeight of the packages
FranceMarch-November12/24 pieces
ItalyDecember-May24 pieces
MoroccoDecember-May12/24 pieces
SpainDecember-June24 pieces
United KingdomMarch-end of May24 pieces

Source: Fresh Produce Desk Book (1998)
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