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Our variety, Cynara cardunculus 'Porto Spineless', is without the prickly spines typical of the species. It is perennial in Zones 7-9, where, late in the season, a central stem forms with flower buds resembling small artichokes. Cardoons gained popularity for being a culinary delight in the Fourth Century, B.C. and remained a dietary staple throughout the Nineteenth Century.