Media Release September 2012
Koo Wee* - Aussie Spears are here!
More than 93 per cent of Australia’s asparagus is produced in the Koo Wee Rup area of Victoria, located 65 kms south east of Melbourne. So, as the asparagus season gets underway - let’s all shout Koo Wee – Aussie spears from Koo Wee Rup are here!
Koo Wee Rup is well known for its fertile peat soils. Asparagus from this region has earned an enviable reputation for being 100 per cent clean and green and its luscious eating quality is esteemed on both domestic and global markets.
*According to Wikipedia “Cooee! is a shout used in Australia, usually in the bush, to attract attention, find missing people, or indicate one’s own location….it means “come here” and has now become widely used in Australia as a call over distances.” Of course, Cooee could just as easily be spelt Koo Wee!
The AAC has an extensive image library including industry (growing, cutting and packing), fresh asparagus (green, white and purple) and recipe images.
To obtain a variety of high resolution images for editorial use please contact Linda Brushfield (see details below).
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Please contact Linda Brushfield on behalf of the Australian Asparagus Council on
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