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