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WHAT WE GROW

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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.

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location

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.

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our process

How do we grow asparagus?

To grow New Zealand’s tastiest asparagus, we follow these important steps:

  1. 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!
  2. Once they’re harvested, we cool and pack our asparagus immediately to keep it fresh.
  3. We deliver our asparagus across New Zealand to various supermarkets, be enjoyed by food lovers everywhere.
  4. 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!
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OUR asparagus PRODUCTS

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ASPARAGUS

A springtime favourite and super versatile too, asparagus is considered a culinary delight for New Zealanders up and down the country.

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LeaderBrand runs its own independently verified food safety programme.

The programme incorporates internationally recognised standards of agricultural production, product safety, traceability and record-keeping.

Avg Quantity per serving Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 78/18.6 100/23.9
Protein (g) 2.3 4.5
Fat, total (g) 0.2 0.2
– saturated (g) 0.1 0.1
Carbohydrate (g) 1.3 1.7
– sugars (g) 1.3 1.7
Sodium (mg) 0 0

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research.

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