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North Carolina Asparagus

North Carolina AsparagusAsparagus is a member of the Lily family. Its spears grow from a crown that is planted about a foot deep in sandy soils. Under ideal conditions, an asparagus spear can grow 10" in a 24-hour period.

Each crown will send spears up for about 6-7 weeks during the spring and early summer. Asparagus is a nutrient-dense food which in high in Folic Acid and is a good source of potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamins A and C, and thiamin.

Asparagus has No Fat, contains No Cholesterol and is low in Sodium.

North Carolina Asparagus Growers/Shipper List

Cooling/Storage Requirements of North Carolina Asparagus

Suitable Cooling Method(s)

Hydrocooling, Icing

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Freezing Temp ºF


Optimum Humidity %


Normal Storage Life

2-3 weeks



Nick Augostini, Marketing Specialist
North Carolina Dept of Agriculture & Consumer Services
202 Cunningham Road
Kinston, NC 28501
(252) 527-7125