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Asparagus 250g

SKU# FINASP250

Availability: In stock

£3.45

Can’t wait for the UK crop? This is the most environmentally-friendly alternative to air freighted Peruvian asparagus that we’ve found. Our Spanish growers have been farming asparagus in fertile valleys near Granada for generations. The crop is irrigated naturally by water from the surrounding mountains and is bursting with spring sweetness.

Quick Overview

Can’t wait for the UK crop? This is the most environmentally-friendly alternative to air freighted Peruvian asparagus that we’ve found. Our Spanish growers have been farming asparagus in fertile valleys near Granada for generations. The crop is irrigated naturally by water from the surrounding mountains and is bursting with spring sweetness.

Cooking

Snap the bottom end off, then boil or roast. Keep trimmings for stock/soup/risotto. Great served with poached or boiled eggs, melted butter or hollandaise sauce.

Storage

Store in the fridge - though best to eat it fresh. Straight from the farm, so wash before cooking.

Varieties/season

In boxes from early May to mid/late June - one of the first signs of spring. We begin the season by importing from Spain until the UK season catches up. Watch our video of Guy talking about growing asparagus.

More info

Asparagus is a member of the lily family, and its spears can grow up to 10" in 24 hours in the right conditions. It is incredibly nutritious - high in fibre and folic acid, as well as vitamins A, C and B6.