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On our authorized site for high-quality flower, fruit and vegetable seeds, we want to present a category that represents seeds of one of the so-called luxury vegetables, which impress not only with taste, but also with high vitamin content. Under this category you will find a wide variety of seeds of the extraordinary vegetable that is Asparagus.

Known by many names - from "royal" to "luxurious" and "noble", due to the special attention it requires for its cultivation, asparagus is an extremely tasty and useful vegetable. They feature oblong fleshy shoots, with a brittle texture, bud-like heads, short adherent petals and a pointed tip. They are up to 20 cm long. They are part of the Lily family, they are perennial and have numerous medicinal properties.

Their history dates back to Antiquity, where they were known throughout the Mediterranean for their unconventional taste and medicinal properties. They were popularized again in the 18th century in France by the Sun King - Louis XIV. He was so impressed by their particular taste that he ordered a method to be found to grow the little sticks year-round. In this way, the interesting vegetable gets one of its names, namely "royal vegetable".

There are thousands of types of asparagus, about 3000, but only three types are edible - green, white, violet. However, green asparagus remains the most common. They are also believed to be the best to cook.

In addition to an incredible taste intended for connoisseurs, asparagus is also equipped with a rich nutritional composition. Vegetables are a very good source of vitamins.

It is the solid amount of vitamin C, in an interesting combination with vitamin A, that makes asparagus a powerful tool for restoring the body after the cold months.

In addition, asparagus is rich in calcium, potassium, sodium, copper and iron. In addition, they have a rich range of dietary fibers and have a pronounced diuretic, antifungal and anti-inflammatory effect.

The "royal vegetable" is often the main choice of people who strive for a diet and a healthy lifestyle, because it is a useful source of protein and has few calories. There are about 20 calories and 2 grams of protein in 100 grams of asparagus.

Asparagus can be eaten in many ways. Their preferred consumption is raw, with the sticks becoming irresistible, flavored with a little olive oil, dipped in melted butter or cream, it all depends on taste preferences. Another proposal for a culinary application of asparagus is blanched, stewed in butter or steamed.

They can be served with many additions with which they make a successful and tasty combination, such as curry sauce, mustard sauce, mango, blue cheese and walnuts.

With its rich culinary application, excellent nutritional composition, numerous medicinal properties and unconventional, distinct taste and aroma, asparagus has deservedly gained popularity as a favorite vegetable that would impress any connoisseur. 

Asparagus is a perennial vegetable that is widely cultivated for its young shoots or spears, which are eaten as a delicacy. It is a member of the lily family and is native to the Mediterranean region, although it is now grown all over the world.

Asparagus has long, thin stems with small, scale-like leaves along the stem. The young shoots are harvested before the leaves fully develop and are typically green or white, depending on how they are grown. Asparagus is a good source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin K, vitamin C, folate, and potassium.

Asparagus can be cooked in a variety of ways, including boiling, steaming, grilling, and roasting. It is often served as a side dish or used in salads, soups, and other dishes. Asparagus is also used in traditional medicine for its diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Step-by-step guide on how to grow asparagus:

Choose a sunny and well-drained spot in your garden with fertile soil. Asparagus prefers a soil pH of 6.5 to 7.5.

Prepare the soil by removing any weeds and adding organic matter, such as compost or well-rotted manure.

Dig trenches that are about 12 inches wide and 6 inches deep, with a distance of 4 to 5 feet between each trench.

Create small mounds of soil at the bottom of each trench, spaced about 18 inches apart. These mounds will be where you plant your asparagus crowns.

Soak the asparagus crowns in water for a few hours before planting.

Place the asparagus crowns on top of the soil mounds, spreading the roots out over the mound. Cover the crowns with about 2 inches of soil.

As the asparagus grows, gradually fill in the trench with soil until it is level with the ground.

Water the asparagus regularly, especially during dry spells.

Mulch around the plants with straw or other organic matter to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.

 Allow the asparagus ferns to grow and produce energy for the roots. In the fall, cut the ferns down to the ground and mulch the bed with a few inches of organic matter.

 In the second year, you can begin harvesting the asparagus spears when they are about 6 to 8 inches tall. Cut them off at ground level and don't harvest them all at once to allow the plant to continue producing spears. By the third year, you should be able to harvest for about 8 weeks.

Remember, growing asparagus is a long-term commitment, as the plants can produce for up to 20 years if properly cared for.

Asparagus is a versatile vegetable that can be eaten in a variety of ways. Here are some popular ways to enjoy asparagus:

Steamed: Steam asparagus for 3-5 minutes until tender, then season with salt, pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil.

Grilled: Brush asparagus spears with olive oil and grill them for 5-7 minutes until charred and tender.

Roasted: Toss asparagus with olive oil, salt, and pepper, then roast in the oven at 400°F for 10-15 minutes until tender and slightly caramelized.

Raw: Shave asparagus into thin ribbons with a vegetable peeler and use it in salads or as a garnish.

Stir-fried: Cut asparagus into bite-sized pieces and stir-fry with garlic, ginger, and other vegetables for a quick and healthy side dish.

Soup: Puree-cooked asparagus with chicken or vegetable broth, cream, and seasonings for a creamy and comforting soup.

Pasta: Toss cooked asparagus with pasta, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, and lemon juice for a simple and flavorful pasta dish.

Oven-baked: Cut asparagus into small pieces, add some grated cheese, and bake in the oven until cheese is melted.

Asparagus is delicious on its own or paired with other ingredients, such as lemon, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and prosciutto. Experiment with different cooking methods and seasonings to find your favorite way to enjoy this tasty vegetable.

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