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Asparagus, Asparagus officinalis / Liliaceae
In Spain, the asparagus season starts in spring. However, they are consumed fresh at the end of winter, thanks to the green house production. During the rest of the year we find tinned asparagus or in glass jars.

The countries that export to the United Kingdom are shown in the following table; it is a sample of the availability of this product in other markets. The months of availability and the weight of the packages are also indicated.

OriginMonths of availability in the United KingdomWeight of the packages
ArgentinaAugust-December7/10kg
AustraliaSeptember-December5kg
BelgiumMarch-June5kg
CanadaMay-July9kg
ChileSeptember-December5,5/6kg
ColombiaAll the year roundVarious
Costa RicaJuly-JanuaryVarious
EcuadorOctober-May5/6kg
EgyptWinterVarious
FranceMarch-June5kg
GermanyMay-June5/6kg
GreeceMarch-June6kg
GuatemalaJune-August and November-February5kg
GuernseyMid April-end of June15x500g
HungaryEnd of April-beginning of June4/6kg
IndonesiaSeptember-DecemberVarious
IrelandApril-June4/5kg
ItalyApril-June5kg
KenyaAccording to the market demandsVarious
MalaysiaAccording to the market demands5/6kg
MexicoDecember-March and July-September6kg
The NetherlandsApril-June5kg
New ZealandOctober-December5/6kg
PakistanApril-August5kg
PeruAugust-February7/15kg
PortugalApril-JuneVarious
South AfricaBeginning of September-beginning of December8x500g
SpainMarch-mid December5/6/10kg8/10/16x500g
ThailandAll the year round5kg
United KingdomMay-end of June10x500g
The United StatesFebruary-June7/15kg
ZambiaAll the year round4/5kg
ZimbabweAugust-September6/7kg

Source: Fresh Produce Desk Book (1998)
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