English asparagus arrives in March – over three weeks early

You can't beat English asparagus which is hailed by foodies as the best in the world

You can’t beat English asparagus which is hailed by foodies as the best in the world

One of the UK’s most eagerly-awaited annual vegetables, English asparagus, will go on sale more than three weeks earlier than usual at Tesco stores across the UK today (Thursday March 29).

The high quality Jubilee variety has been exclusively grown for the supermarket in Suffolk.

The English variety is traditionally available from late April and is often regarded as one of the best in the world because of the UK’s near ideal growing climate – with the right balance between perfect soil, sun and rain.

The recent sunshine has brought the harvest forward this year, meaning that remarkably, customers will be able to enjoy British asparagus in March.


Preparing tricky fruit and veg set to get easier for shoppers

They’re currently some of the trendiest but also trickiest foods to prepare without fuss – pomegranate, beetroot, watermelon and fresh coconut.

But now help has arrived from Tesco which has launched the first ever frozen prepared versions that will save shoppers time and hassle in the kitchen.

The new products will also help shoppers cut down on food waste in the home by allowing them to use only what they need and keep the rest in the freezer.

A nice bowl of pomegranate seeds - but it's never easy getting them out.

A nice bowl of pomegranate seeds – but it’s never easy getting them out.

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