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Asparagus

We also sell Wild Asparagus - the most superb flavour and you don't have to wait 5 years for it. A hard to find chef and foodie favourite.  (UK ONLY). We can also offer white Venetian asparagus, the meaty one you earth up, and the purple of Albenga which is a more traditional variety, very rare and one of exceptional quality and flavour.

Even Pliny in Roman times described asparagus as being a speciality of Ravenna where it was cultivated so widely, they drained a major river to get enough sand and sediment for it's cultivation.

In the 15th century, White asparagus was grown in Venice, Friuli, Venezia Giulia, and Trentino Alto Adige, Piemonte, Emilia Romagna and Tuscany for the green varieties and Liguria for the Purple of Albenga.
 

4 product(s) found for "Asparagus"

GREEN ASPARAGUS ´SUPERIORE´ Mainland UK Only al..
GREEN ASPARAGUS ´SUPERIORE´ Mainland UK Only al..
Mainland UK ONLY. 10 crown pack of traditional green asparagus for sowing over winter whilst it's dormant. 1 year old M/F crowns, very productive producing fat green spears, excellent with eggs, pasta sauces, ravioli filling (with cheese, breadcrumbs, egg). Sow in Spring.
£12.99
PURPLE ASPARAGUS OF ALBENGA UK
PURPLE ASPARAGUS OF ALBENGA UK
A2. Mainland UK ONLY. Historic variety from Liguria from at least 1570 when it was described in the book ""Dell'arte del Cucinare' by Bartolomeo Scappi but it declined dangerously because on the terraces of Liguria each spear had to be staked so it was very labour intensive. Thankfully, it...
£12.99
WHITE VENETIAN ASPARAGUS UK Only
WHITE VENETIAN ASPARAGUS UK Only
A3. Mainland UK ONLY. White asparagus from the Venice region is eaten almost exclusively in the NW of Italy. The cultivation of this asparagus takes place underground, deprived of all light by constantly earthing them up. Gastronomic variety, meaty and thick, juicy..... Sow in spring.
£12.99
WILD ASPARAGUS SELVATICO UK only.
WILD ASPARAGUS SELVATICO UK only.
A1. Mainland UK ONLY. 1 year old Wild (so M/F) Asparagus Crowns 'Scaber Montina' - Excellent flavour characteristics make this hard-to-find variety much sought after by chefs and foodies. 10 crown pack. Thin, tasty asparagus tips eaten with potatoes or eggs, black summer truffles too. Sow in Spring....
£12.99