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Baggies2

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?

Welshonion

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.

Dovefromabove

You pay much more for the fat ones in the shops 

Baggies2

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

Welshonion

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

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