Asparagus takes several years to mature. Modern cultivars can be picked sparingly for one to two weeks in the second year. A mature patch of five years or more may be picked over as long as 10 weeks, and may produce a pound of asparagus per foot of row. Harvest while tips of spears are still tightly closed, which may require daily harvesting during warm weather.
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