Artichokes were introduced to the game on January 6, 2011. This crop is unlocked at level 58, and costs 211 c per plant. Each plot that is seeded gives 2 xp, and it takes 10 hours to mature. Upon harvest, it gives 6 xp and 3 Artichokes. Each Artichoke is worth 87 c, making the average harvest value 261 c. This crop can be upgraded to the first star after harvesting 403 plots, upgraded to the second star after harvesting 1209 plots, and upgraded to the third star after harvesting 2418 plots. The coin bonus for each excellent plot harvested is an additional 214 c. The description reads "Tastiest thistle we've had in ages!".
Artichokes can be used to cook the following recipes, designs, or drinks:
|Swiss Chard Pizza||Recipe||240|
A total of 298 Artichokes are required to complete all 3 cooking stars for these recipes.
Stats with Crop Stars
Having crop stars changes the harvest price, Items per plant, excellent crop bonus, harvest experience and growth time. The chart below reflects these changes. See Upgrading Crops for more infomation.
|Crop Star||Harvest Price||Items per Plant||Excellent Crop Bonus||Harvest Experience||Growth Time|
|First||435 c||5 Artichokes||214 c||6||10 hours|
|Second||435 c||5 Artichokes||214 c||8||10 hours|
|Third||435 c||5 Artichokes||214 c||8||9 h 12 m|
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