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Hi, my name's Gus Asparagus
Asparagus is a delicious vegetable that grows in spring and summer. Eat lots of vegetables like asparagus and grow strong and healthy like me!
Meet My Friends The Growers
The Australian Asparagus Council is a group of 46 asparagus growers in the Koo Wee Rup and Dalmore area of Victoria (65km south-east of Melbourne). They grow over 93% of Australia’s fresh asparagus so this is real Asparagus Country!
Did you know?
Asparagus is a ‘fast food’?
Asparagus is not only quick and easy to cook, it is FAST in the way it grows. With the right temperature and humidity, it can grow up to 2cm every hour! To find out more about how asparagus grows, click here.
Asparagus comes in three colours!
Most of the asparagus grown in Australia is green asparagus. White asparagus is next, then purple asparagus. To find out more about the different types of asparagus, click here. But best of all, Asparagus is YUMMY!
When asparagus is first picked it snaps easily and is juicy. To make fresh asparagus more crispy and juicy, stand it upright in a container with the cut ends in 1 cm of water and put it in the refrigerator for 1 hour (it will keep fresh for a few days).
As a Dipper!
Asparagus has the perfect shape to dip into your favourite dip. Try dipping it into mashed avocado (use a fork) mixed with a sprinkling of lemon pepper. Mmmmmmmmmm.
Asparagus Soup is really yummy with toasty fingers dipped in. It is great with cheese sprinkled on top too.
On the BBQ!
Asparagus only takes a few minutes to cook on a BBQ. Make sure you have an adult cook it because BBQs get very hot!
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