What suppliers of asparagus roots have you had good luck with?

bananastandApril 18, 2014

I saw some 2 year asparagus roots for sale (in all places) at my local grocery store. I forget the brand, but I didn't want to buy them without asking here if there are producers I should avoid... or ones I should seek out.

Thanks for any advice!

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sunnibel7 Md 7(7)

I never really thought about it and don't recall it ever coming up. I would mostly just eyeball them for healthiness and decide based on that. Are the roots pliable, not brittle and dry? Are they free of mold and not slimy? Then they are probably good to plant.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 11:06AM
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bananastand

I checked the brand last night-- it's Dutch Valley. They are sealed in plastic and covered in dirt, so hard to inspect them too directly.

Here's what they look like:

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 12:59PM
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