Additional information for Asparagus

Asparagus

Asparagus

Details  Young shoots - raw or cooked. Considered a gourmet food, the shoots are harvested in the spring. They are normally boiled or steamed and used as a vegetable. Male plants produce the best shoots.

Do not over-harvest the plant because this would weaken it in the following year.
The shoots are a good source of protein and dietary fibre. Roasted seeds are a coffee substitute
Common name  Asparagus
Botanical name  Asparagus officinalis
Family  Asparagaceae
Height (m)  1-2
Edible  
Frost sensitive  
Shade / Sun  Full sun - part shade
Soil type  Free draining
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