If you’re lucky enough to have wild or cultivated asparagus to pick you want to make sure that you pick it in such a manner as to promote its health and future growth.
All the asparagus experts I know (mostly our retired employee, Dale, who worked here for over 40 years - to whom we still provide a home and utilities, as well as retirement benefits) say that the best way to pick it is to cut the spear off, at an angle, at ground level with a sharp knife.
When spears are tall it’s tempting to simply snap them off at the point where all you’re getting is the part of the spear you would want to eat, but supposedly that does not promote future regrowth.
The method seems to work, as our asparagus patches continue to be extremely productive year after year. I would like to hear from an asparagus farmer to see what they do to pick it.
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