Herbaceous plant with long stems and Arguido. It belongs to the Compositae family and its scientific name is Cynara scolymus L.
Perennial plant, endowed with a strong root system that is inserted into a highly developed rhizome food reserves that produced by the plant accumulate.
Its cultivation in the region of Murcia is exclusively outdoors. Planting is usually done by multiplication by cuttings.
Planting usually develops during the months of July and August.
Collection in the Region of Murcia begins in September and extends to late May.
It can be eaten fresh or processed. A large part of production is usually intended for the canning industry. Supports multiple preparations being rich in vitamins.