Page last updated 30th May 2023
Our home grown asparagus is one of our most famous crops. Usually in season from late April until the end of May. Asparagus is a very heat sensitive crop and will not start to become ready to harvest until the soil temperature reached 12 degrees celcius or higher. Once its warm enough it grows really fast. We grow a variety called Gijnlim here at Hurst Farm which is an early season prolific crop bearer with mid green spears and purple tips.
Here is a top tip from Greg Secrett
“When preparing asparagus we tend not to break off the ends as suggested by many chefs. Instead we just trim the ends and cook the whole spears and eat the tender part of the spear until you reach the fibrous part. This is often lower than the break point and you get to enjoy more of this delicious English Crop”
Just released a recipe we wrote for Premier Magazine which can be found in our farm shop.
View it here online or download a printable kitchen copy here.
Here is a selection of Asparagus Recipes that we have featured in our newsletter over the last couple of years!
Download your copy of our recipe ebook here Asparagus Recipes Ebook (1)