- Environmental Factors
- Mineral Nutrients
- Weed & Pest Management
- Cleaning & Storage
Vegetable Seed Production
Scientific Name: Asparagus officinalis
Asparagus Introduction & History
Asparagus is a unique perennial crop that is also a monocot.
Asparagus is native to the Eastern Mediterranean region and Asia Minor.
The ancient Greeks (200 B.C.) considered asparagus a delicacy.
Greeks and Romans attributed medicinal properties to asparagus.
Asparagus was introduced to America by early North European and British immigrants.
Today commercial production of asparagus is important in many parts of Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.