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asked in category: General Last Updated: 4th March, 2020

Is asparagus grown in the UK?

* Traditionally, almost all of Britain's asparagus farmers came from the Vale of Evesham in Worcestershire. Nowadays, there are also major producers in Kent, Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire. * To begin growing asparagus, you must plant a root known as a "crown".

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Thereof, does asparagus grow in England?

GROWING ASPARAGUS IN THE UK. Asparagus may sound one of the more difficult vegetables to grow but in truth the main drawback is simply that it takes time to get from planting or sowing it to harvest, three years from planting asparagus crowns.

Also, where is asparagus imported from? Approximately 502.4 million pounds of fresh asparagus was imported in 2017, mostly from Mexico, Peru and Chili.

Beside this, what is the season for asparagus?

Asparagus is available year-round, but spring is the best season for this nutritious vegetable. Crops are harvested from late February to June, with April being the prime month and high season for asparagus. By the end of May, asparagus is at the end of its season in most locations.

Is it easy to grow asparagus?

Here's how to grow asparagus—from planting through harvest. Thriving in areas with cool winters, asparagus is usually grown from 1-year-old plants or “crowns” (bought at a garden center) but it can also be grown from seed. Plant in early spring as soon as the soil can be worked.

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