Quality Market Alert – Asparagus

By June 28, 2022 Produce, What Chefs Want


Jumbo asparagus will be very limited with sizing smaller than normal. Large asparagus is also going to be a bit smaller than normal. Domestic asparagus is done and Peru is transitioning growing regions. Probably no consistent relief for another 3-4 weeks. 

Domestic asparagus was winding down, but the heat wave that went through most of the country last week ended it abruptly.

Winter is starting in Peru and they just began their transition to their northern fields (closer to the equator). It will be another 3-4 weeks before they are up and running at 100%.

We will get some relief with some central Mexican product, but they have sizing issues too – as a tropical depression hurt their more mature crops about a month ago.