What does the artichoke represent? Melons have been historically associated with luxury, wealth, creativity and gluttony.
Originally they were a symbol of royalty and wealth - an exotic fruit imported across oceans to the homes of the upper class.
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Artichokes are an ancient vegetable that are full of symbolism.
Artisan with fig, leaf and garlic grater Their plump green and purple skins and blushing pink interior make them a designers dream! They were cultivated in glass houses in the late 18th century and soon after became available to the general public.