Asparagus has potential in Wales as a niche crop for direct retail with wide appeal especially when seasonal, local and fresh. Asparagus is a perennial crop so once established expect many years of cropping in a roughly a 7 week window from late April to the 21st of June.

The webinar covers establishment and production including organic. Chris Creed from ADAS led this webinar. He was joined by Phil Handley from Mostyn Kitchen Garden and Adrian from Bellis Brother's Farm Shop who gave a grower’s perspective on the benefits and challenges of growing this crop.



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