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Old 05-13-2008, 02:07 PM   #1
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Woody and hollow asparagus

I just went out to pick some asparagus from my garden and come to find that they are woody and hollow in the stems. I mean all the stem, not just the usual woody part. Can anyone tell me what happened!!!!

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Old 05-13-2008, 02:10 PM   #2
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I've never seen or heard of that happening, sorry.
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You probably let it grow too big. As asparagus gets larger, it gets more fibrous, though I've never heard of it being so bad as to have a hollow interior.
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Old 05-13-2008, 09:11 PM   #4
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Thanks for imput. No, they are just starting to come up and these were about 6" and not very thick. I hope the rest of them are better, that's all I can say as we love asparagus and this is the year we should be able to harvest for 6 - 8 weeks.
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Old 05-18-2008, 02:17 PM   #5
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Hi - Well, I picked another few asparagus today and they were not hollow or woody - guess it was a fluke that the first few were that way. Thank goodness for small blessings!!!
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