Let's learn more about Zuckerman's legendary asparagus!
Asparagus is a delicious and healthy vegetable that comes in many different varieties, each with its unique flavor and texture. However, one type of asparagus stands out from the rest: Zuckerman's special green asparagus. In this blog post, we'll explore what makes this variety of asparagus so unique and why you should consider trying it out.
Who created Zuckerman's asparagus?
Zuckerman's special green asparagus is a hybrid variety that was created in California by farmer Steve Zuckerman. Unlike other varieties of asparagus, which are typically white or purple, Zuckerman's special green asparagus is entirely green, with a deep, vibrant color that sets it apart from other types of asparagus.
Why is Zukerman's green asparagus considered a Bay Area farmer's market legend?
What really makes Zuckerman's special green asparagus so unique is its flavor and texture. This variety of asparagus is known for being exceptionally tender and sweet, with a slightly nutty flavor that makes it a perfect complement to a wide range of dishes.
One reason for this unique flavor and texture is the way that Zuckerman's special green asparagus is grown. Unlike other types of asparagus, which are often grown in sandy soil or with fertilizer, Zuckerman's special green asparagus is grown in a compost-rich soil that provides the plants with all the nutrients they need to thrive. This means that the asparagus grows more slowly and is more resistant to pests and disease, resulting in a more robust and flavorful vegetable.
How is Zuckerman's asparagus harvested?
Another factor that contributes to the unique flavor and texture of Zuckerman's special green asparagus is the way that it is harvested. Unlike other varieties of asparagus, which are typically cut by machine, Zuckerman's special green asparagus is hand-harvested, which allows the farmer to select only the most tender and flavorful stalks. This means that each stalk of Zuckerman's special green asparagus is of the highest quality, with a sweet and delicate flavor that is unmatched by any other type of asparagus.
When can I find Zuckerman's asparagus in season?
Zuckerman's special green asparagus is a truly unique and special vegetable that is well worth seeking out. Its vibrant green color, tender texture, and sweet, nutty flavor make it a perfect addition to a wide range of dishes, from salads and soups to stir-fries and roasted vegetables. It's a quintessential springtime essential for every foodie. So if you're a fan of asparagus or just looking to try something new and delicious, be sure to give Zuckerman's special green asparagus a try during the spring when we carry this peak season local veggie.
If we don't have it listed on our site, then it's not quite time for this green veggie to make it's appearance. But rest assured, our chefs are always on the prowl for peak season fruits and veggies. Be sure to keep an eye on all of our locally-sourced, straight from the farmer's market fruits and veggies, which you can shop for Bay Area home delivery here!