Hi to all! Just wanted to thank you for the lovely asparagus crowns (plus the extra one!) that arrived on Wednesday as requested. Thank you too for all the wonderful information about asparagus and also about the other things you sell. Will definitely be ordering from you again in the future! With my very best wishes
Roz Paterson, London
Supplied as a packet of approximately 60 seeds.This Product is Available Now.
Also known as the vegetable oyster this is a vegetable that is rarely seen in UK supermarkets but often seen on the Continent. If you don't know the vegetable you should! If you're worried about how to cook this we've put some basic cooking guidance below.
It has a very distinctive and pleasant sweetish mild flavour totally different from any other vegetable and often said similar to oysters - yes oysters from the sea! If that puts you off (which it shouldn't) some 'better' stores sell it ready to eat in tins so you could have a pre-taste.
Grows as a very long white tapering root rather like long white parsnips. The flesh is sweet and tender - in fact Sandwich Island is often noted as the finest tasting variety.
The roots keep well in the ground all Winter long (even in the hardest of Winters) - and will still be good to eat right through to March.
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