10th Dec, 2016

Mild weather fools Evesham's asparagus

Rob George 19th Nov, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

THE UNUSUALLY warm October and November has tricked Evesham’s world famous Gras into a second growth.

The latest (or earliest?) growth of Asparagus in living memory was cut on Thursday (November 19).

Grown by Mark Meadows in South Litttleton and supplied by Paul Witts of Peewit Produce, the aspragus was auctioned off by Evesham Auctions.

Buyer Chris Groves of Hampton Farm Shop picked up the unique piece of Gras for a bargain £24 and the profits on the sale are being donated to Acorns Children’s Hospice.

Growers believe the warm Autumnal weather has fooled the asparagus into thinking it’s spring, the only country in the world that this happens on a normal basis is Peru.

The bundle weighed 600 grams and Chris will be sharing it with his wife and eating it the traditional Asum way- with brown bread and plenty of butter.