For centuries, Asparagus has been thought of as a luxury vegetable fit for the likes of King Louis XIV and the ancient Greeks. Little did the royals know, the green spears are one of your best bets for nutritional value: just a ½ cup of asparagus provides ⅓ of the recommended daily value of folic acid to help your body make new cells.

Asparagus plants take three years to grow from seed to harvest, with spears boasting a diameter the size of pencil lead in their first year.

Handling Tips

You’ll find our asparagus standing tall under moisture in the supermarket for a reason: the vegetable continues to “grow” after harvest using water stored in its stalk. The key is to choose asparagus featuring firm spears with tightly closed tips. Once home, trim stem ends about ¼ inch, wash in cool water and dry. Wrap a moist paper towel around the stem ends, place in a plastic bag in the refrigerator and use in 3 days.

Rinse Before using
Store at 34-38° F

Growing & Availability

Salinas, CA February-June