The picture is a bit blurry because I was anxious to eat the "Artichoke That Ate Manhattan"! It was aboout the size of a softball - sitting on one of my 10" dinner plates, you can see how big it is! (No, silly, not YOU sitting on the dinner plate!) It was quite wonderful to have all the artichoke I could eat at one sitting. There was more for dinner, but I opted out on the chicken and fries. Just the big "Choke" was fine.