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Harvesting Asparagus

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April 3, 2010

I planted asparagus 3 years ago and it is ready to harvest. My question: do I harvest all the shoots or do I let some of them grow into full sized plants or do I harvest all the shoots for awhile and then let the following shoots grow into plants?

Hardiness Zone: 8a

By Bob from Charlotte, NC

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May 29, 20160 found this helpful

EllenB says:

Harvest every 3 days in the spring when spears are 6 to 8 inches tall and tips are firm and tight. Pick only for two weeks during the first season, extending the harvest a bit each year until reaching about 8 weeks. Consume spears immediately.
I have read that you do not want to cut the spears when they are slimmer than a pencil, as they need some foliage for next year's harvest.

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