Fresh Australian asparagus is available from September to March, making it the perfect spring and summer vegetable for all menus.
No other vegetable signifies the arrival of spring like asparagus. The spring sunshine provides the warmth and the spring rains provide the moisture needed to encourage the emergence of the shoots (spears) from the crown of the plant lying beneath the soil.
Chefs and home cooks alike become excited when it appears in early spring, as this not only signifies that the weather is warming up nicely but that there is much delicious eating to be had!
Asparagus thrives in warm conditions with sufficient rainfall. The season can be delayed or slowed due to cold snaps, however as a guide:
Green asparagus is available from early September to March.
White asparagus is available from September to January.
Purple asparagus is available from October and mid December but only in limited supplies.