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19/05/2013 at 19:40

I have lots of asparagus coming up, but some of it is very fat and woody, while other spears are much slimmer.  Why are they so different and what can we do to improve the quality?

19/05/2013 at 23:32

Most people prefer the fat spears, but cut them sooner and trim off the woody stem.

The very slim ones, or sprue are good for soup.

20/05/2013 at 06:39

You pay much more for the fat ones in the shops 

20/05/2013 at 08:48

The problem is they come up very thick to start with. They dont apear normal and then grow fat.Thanks

20/05/2013 at 17:07

Baggies, they are supposed to be fat!  A fat asparagus is a good asparagus.

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