Artichoke Round as a Ball
This hybrid Burbank artichoke may be considered almost ideal in form, being practically spherical, and as compact and solid as could be desired. To casual inspection, it scarcely suggests a flower; but to the epicure it suggest what it really is, a most palatable delicacy for the table.
This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 7 Chapter 6