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Document Details


Title: Jack L. Debenedetti, Jr.: Brussels Sprouts and Artichoke Growing on the North Coast
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
Collection: Agricultural History Santa Cruz County
Description: This volume documents the history of these two specialty crops in Half Moon Bay, Pescadero, and Santa Cruz's north coast. The late Debenedetti's father, known as the "Artichoke King," developed the local artichoke industry and was the first to introduce this crop to the East Coast market. The Debenedettis, large shipper/growers, farmed a thousand coastal acres from the 1880s until the 1970s.
URL: http://library.ucsc.edu/library/reg-hist/debendetti.pdf
Original Language: English
Speaker: Debenedetti, Jack L.
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Agriculturist
Document date: Undated
Interviewer: Knaster, Meri
Historical events discussed: Great Depression, 1929-1941; World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: California; North America; Santa Cruz, CA; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Agriculture; California; Family--History; Family-owned business enterprises; Great Depression, 1929-1941; North America; Oral history; Santa Cruz, CA; United States; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Artichokes; Brussel sprouts
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0023897-25425