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This species of artichoke was known in Tuscany prior to the 19th century and its origins are much older still. The plant originally came from Ethiopia and first reached the Campania region of Italy under the name of "Cynara". The Empoli denomination appears in documents and texts that dateback to the early 20th century when artichokes became widely cultivated for the market.

Published: 13/7/2006

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