Are you looking for some delicious, fresh asparagus to add to your next meal? Just come to Eckert’s in Belleville, IL this spring. Our farms are always a great place to enjoy the freshest produce around. And beginning in mid-April, the fields are teeming with asparagus that’s 阅读y for you to take 主页.
When to Pick Asparagus from a Garden
It’s easy to tell when asparagus is 阅读y to be picked. 简单 look for asparagus spears that have grown 6 to 10 inches above the soil line, have firm stems and do not have open flower buds. You’ll know you’re doing well if you squeeze a bunch of asparagus and it squeaks. If you see spears taller than 10 inches, please let them be, as they help provide the root systems needed for next year’s crop. We keep a close eye out for when our asparagus fields are 阅读y for you to harvest.
How to Pick Asparagus
So you found some asparagus that looks ripe and 阅读y. But how do you pick it? It’s simple — just cut or snap each spear at the ground level. No fancy tools are necessary, so people of almost any age can enjoy an afternoon of asparagus harvesting.
The Best Pick Your Own Farm Near You
Our pick-your-own farms are where you can get the freshest fruits and vegetables in-season — and they’re a great outing for the family! While we aren’t able to offer pick your own asparagus this year, we encourage you to stay tuned for updates 关于 when the fields will be opening for other crops.