WHAT WE GROW
Nothing says ‘spring’ quite like fresh asparagus, and we pull out all the stops to make sure ours is top quality year after year. Here’s how we produce some of New Zealand’s tastiest asparagus.
Where does ASparagus grow?
Asparagus grows best in a varied climate, we grow ours on our Chertsey Farm. The cool night time temperatures and dry days are the perfect conditions for growing delicious, crisp asparagus.
Make the most of asparagus while its in season, which is usually from September until December, nothing says ‘spring’ quite like fresh asparagus.
How do we grow asparagus?
To grow New Zealand’s tastiest asparagus, we follow these important steps:
- Once our asparagus crowns have grown healthy spears, we pick them by hand. In peak season, asparagus grows so fast that we harvest new spears every single day!
- Once they’re harvested, we cool and pack our asparagus immediately to keep it fresh.
- We deliver our asparagus across New Zealand to various supermarkets, be enjoyed by food lovers everywhere.
- At the end of each asparagus season we like to leave our spears and ferns to grow over summer. Collecting all the nutrients to help replenish the land for next seasons asparagus. We then rest the land ready to do it all over again the following season!
Did you know?
An asparagus root typically produces spears for up to 15 to 20 years!
Big is best – when shopping look for the fat spears. These are more tender – this is because the skinnier spears contain more lignin’s (this is the ‘woody’ compound)
To keep asparagus fresh, wrap the cut ends in damp paper towels or stand it in a jar of water (like flowers in a vase), then pop it in the fridge.
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OUR asparagus PRODUCTS
A springtime favourite and super versatile too, asparagus is considered a culinary delight for New Zealanders up and down the country.
- Sept – Dec
- Gluten Free
- Source Of Vitamin C