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Wild asparagus
« on: April 18, 2020, 08:40:04 PM »
Today i found this growing wild on my land.
I tasted it and its much more sweeter than the supermarket bought asparagus and it also has a better flavor( tastes like roasted peanuts a little).
I colected a few,enough to fill a pan.
Quite an amazing find considering how expensive this is.
I think its a different specie from the store available asparagus .

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Re: Wild asparagus
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2020, 10:17:58 PM »
I iddentified this specie as Asparagus Tenuifolius.
The comercial grown on its Asparagus Officinalis.
I like the Tenuifolius taste more.Its really sweet like it has sugars in it.
Couldnt find any pictures with Google about Asparagus Tenuifolius shots.I know its edible thogh,because italians talk about him on forums and also romanians know its edible.
Its said its easy to grow so il dig a few roots and plant them closer to my house.
Will try to farm these.

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Re: Wild asparagus
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2020, 10:09:11 AM »
WOW! Amazing! There are some areas here like in Alentejo where there are wild aspargus too... people pick them and cook it with eggs... YUMMY!

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Re: Wild asparagus
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2020, 09:47:25 AM »
Thx Luis.
Thus are the asparagus roots i got from my land today and planted them at home.
I think the wild boars digging trenches on my land were after these roots.Hope they leave my land in peace.
I got giant holes again to level.

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Re: Wild asparagus
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2020, 01:29:54 PM »
here in Greece we have so so much wild asparagus! each day i collect around one kg since the beggining of March. It is the most common weed.
But it is not the variety in your photo. It has a way stronger taste, its thin and also the plant has spikes

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Re: Wild asparagus
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2020, 04:55:04 AM »
here in Greece we have so so much wild asparagus! each day i collect around one kg since the beggining of March. It is the most common weed.
But it is not the variety in your photo. It has a way stronger taste, its thin and also the plant has spikes
Very lucky!   ;)

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Re: Wild asparagus
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2020, 04:59:10 AM »


here are some i collected today, there are both some green and some purple varieties

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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2020, 10:53:52 PM »


here are some i collected today, there are both some green and some purple varieties
Nice forage Giorgios.I googled and Asparagus Horridus has spines.Its a more drought resistant specie i think.

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« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2020, 01:53:58 AM »


here are some i collected today, there are both some green and some purple varieties
Nice forage Giorgios.I googled and Asparagus Horridus has spines.Its a more drought resistant specie i think.

The species that grows here is Asparagus acutifolius.

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Re: Wild asparagus
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2020, 09:33:55 PM »
here in Greece we have so so much wild asparagus! each day i collect around one kg since the beggining of March. It is the most common weed.
But it is not the variety in your photo. It has a way stronger taste, its thin and also the plant has spikes

What do you do with the spikes? Do they soften when cooked?

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Re: Wild asparagus
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2020, 04:38:15 PM »
here in Greece we have so so much wild asparagus! each day i collect around one kg since the beggining of March. It is the most common weed.
But it is not the variety in your photo. It has a way stronger taste, its thin and also the plant has spikes

What do you do with the spikes? Do they soften when cooked?

Wild asparagus has spikes only when the plant has began branching. The harvested asparagus in the photo have just srpouted so no spikes.

 

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