Asparagus officinalis – Liliaceae Family


Asparagus is a plant that is commonly transplanted and there are two ways of planting: using the so-called legs (rhizomes in the phase of rest obtained from spring sowing of ground nurseries); at it case they implant from November to February. This traditional Transplantation method is laborious, because it requires digging a hole 30-40 cm deep, manure well, cover it with soil, plant the legs and finally cover them with 10 cm of earth using the seedlings with earthen bread produced in nurseries; are implanted in May-June. The implantation takes place in rows with such depth that allows to bury the bread of earth that contains the roots asparagus (10-15 cm)


Once the asparagus is finished, it is necessary to wait 7-8 years before planting other asparagus in the same cultivation prose. It is not recommended to plant asparagus after potato and beet. Associate with: salad carrot and valerianella that are in Proximity of the collection salad and Valerianella, once planted the asparagus seedlings, before vegetation covers the entire prose The harvest of shoots begins after the third year, takes place in April and lasts for about 2 months being scalar (prolonged over time). The cut of the shoots must be clean, it must be done obliquely 2-4 cm below the ground. From June onwards the shoots that leave the ground must be maintained, so the vegetation that grows will be able to accumulate reserve substances for the following year.


Asparagus has a medium-low energy value and is appreciated for its medicinal properties linked to stimulating activity on the kidneys and intestines.