Publication - CROP PROFILE FOR ASPARAGUS IN CANADA, 2015
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CROP PROFILE FOR ASPARAGUS IN CANADA, 2015
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Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) is a member of the family Asparagaceae. It is a perennial, monocotyledonous plant grown for its tender green shoots (spears) that are harvested in the spring. This crop is highly prized for its delicate flavour, tender texture and for some of its medicinal properties. Asparagus is a source of vitamins A, B and C.