Green asparagus tastes slightly stronger and nuttier than the white variety. Only the bottom third of the stem needs to be peeled.
Asparagus green – Fresh from Pfalzmarkt
Cultivation & harvest
Green asparagus thrives optimally in well-aerated, humus soil, which also provides a loose substance. The location for cultivation is chosen as sunny as possible.
There are several ways to prepare green asparagus. For example, it can be boiled, fried or grilled. The most common use of green asparagus is as a side dish to savory dishes. However, green asparagus also makes an excellent soup.The great advantage in the processing of green asparagus is the absence of peeling. If the asparagus is green in its entirety, it is only cut off a finger’s width at the lower end. If the asparagus still has a purple-white coloration at the lower end, this part can be broken off.
Green asparagus can be stored wrapped in a damp cloth in the vegetable compartment of the refrigerator for a few days. However, it tastes best fresh.