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Spring Time - Asparagus Time

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Publication date: 28/04/2020
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Due to the Beast from the East, we will have to wait 2 weeks longer for indulging the delicious seasonal green spring vegetable, season starting on April 23rd. Top chefs are passionate about cooking various asparagus dishes for about 6 weeks in May and June during the short, but valuable asparagus season. Scotland’s climate and soil in certain regions is ideal for asparagus cultivation, in particular the Eassie Farm in Perthshire and the Scotty Brand asparagus, cultivated by James Brunton in Angus.

Exploring the asparagus season in Europe, there is more potential for Scottish farmers to invest in asparagus, just to mention the popular white asparagus in Germany and France as well as asparagus harvesting robots in the Netherlands. Is there a gap in the Scottish market?

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