The asparagus harvest is underway and it is predicted to be a bumper.
There are around 40 asparagus growers throughout the country, mainly in Waikato, Canterbury, South West North Island and Hawke’s Bay.
Chair of the NZ Asparagus Council, Mike Arnold sais: “Fresh New Zealand asparagus is in high demand with about 95% sold to the local market and the remainder heading to markets such as Japan and Singapore”.