(Asparagus albus)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Asparagus albus
Asparagaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Young shoots – cooked[46, 61, 177]. A poor substitute for the cultivated asparagus[2].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – pre-soak for 12 hours in warm water and then sow in spring or as soon as the seed is ripe in early autumn in a greenhouse. It usually germinates in 3 – 6 weeks at 25¡c[134]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in a sunny position in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer[K]. Division in early spring as the plant comes into growth.
Easily grown in any good garden soil[200]. Prefers a rich sandy loam[1]. This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10¡c[200]. The edible young shoots of this plant are sold in local markets in the Mediterranean area[46, 61]. Unlike most members of this genus, this species has hermaphrodite flowers
Europe – W. and C. Mediterranean. N. Africa.

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