Hardy, summer perrenial. The new shoots are picked as they appear above ground. Plant in deeply trenched, composted, raised beds. Used in salads, stir-fry, raw or lightly steamed.
Use young Asparagus shoots:
• Steamed or lightly boiled and served hot or cold as a vegetable.
• As a warm dish it can be served with a lemon and butter sauce or with a cheese sauce.
• Cold, with an oil-and-vinegar dressing.
• Puréed or finely chopped in soups.