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Asparagus is one of the first field-grown Indiana vegetables on the market. This article reviews harvest, grading and postharvest care recommendations to help you start the season with top quality asparagus. Getting quality asparagus to market means making sure to pick good spears at the right time, grade according to your market requirements, and keep the spears cold, moist and upright. Plan to harvest early in the morning when it is still cool. Spears to be sold should be tight at the tip, dark green, and at least 3/8 inch in diameter. During the harvest season the only spears left standing in the field should be those you expect to harvest in the future. Don’t let unmarketable spears continue to grow and develop into fern. They can harbor diseases and insects, and also slow growth of new spears. The grading of spears after harvest will depend on your market. The[Read More…]

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