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If you have questions about the NZ Asparagus Council or the asparagus industry please contact: Matt Thorn Horticulture New Zealand Level 4, Co-operative Bank House 20 Ballance Street, Wellington Phone 0275537848 Email

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Asparagus is a perennial, with separate male and female plants.  It is a native of south-central Europe, western and central Asia and North Africa where it still can be commonly found.  It is an ancient crop used by the Egyptian, Greek and Roman civilisations over 2000 years ago. In fact, Cato described the cultivation of […]

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Asparagus is a hardy crop and will withstand a variety of soils. Sandy, silty, light textured soils are best with good drainage. The roots of asparagus can penetrate up to 1 meter below the surface and soil must be suitable for this.

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