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.