- Here’s why Germans go completely crazy for asparagus
- How Greek farmer’s feed Germany’s asparagus habit through the winter
In Germany, Spargelsaison traditionally lasts until June 24th on Johannistag, or Saint John’s Eve.
Beelitz’s rich, sandy soils lend themselves well to the production of the white vegetable, which Germans prefer to its green variant. During the winter off-season, Greek farmers typically satiate the Germans’ appetite for the crop, importing much more than they consume domestically.
Despite April kicking off with colder-than-usual temperatures in Germany, the warm and mild temperatures of the past few days have helped the oft-dubbed “white gold” grow.
Brandenburg is already a base for asparagus production, with 100 companies growing on 4,900 hectares, according to German broadcaster rbb.
By the end of next week asparagus should be available from regions all over the country, experts state.