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Asparagus is a vegetable which is high in vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as many minerals including folate and iron. Additionally, it’s packed full of antioxidants, making it a genuine superfood! Elsoms offer two asparagus varieties, one white and one purple. Our white asparagus, the Cumulus F1, is always popular. It’s a 100% male hybrid variety which delivers excellent tasting, thick and smooth spears of the highest quality. Bejo Zaden have developed the Erasmus purple asparagus, which is the world’s first 100% male purple hybrid asparagus. Where purple asparagus is traditionally seen as a low-yielding and demanding crop to grow, tests repeatedly proved that the Erasmus variety delivers yields two to three times the size of alternative purple asparagus. The Erasmus is a very high performing variety which still delivers great tasting spears with good tip closure, making it a perfect choice for anyone growing purple asparagus.