Asparagus is significantly more expensive than a year ago
At the beginning of this year’s asparagus season, asparagus is significantly more expensive than it was a year ago. The reason is simple.
SAt the beginning of this year’s asparagus season, pargel is significantly more expensive than a year ago. According to surveys by the Agricultural Market Information Society (AMI), the price was 9.97 euros per kilo of German asparagus in the past few days, as a spokesman for the German press agency said. This means that consumers currently have to pay around 40 percent more than they did a year ago. At the same time, the vegetables cost an average of 7.11 per kilo, according to AMI.
Last year, however, the asparagus season started exceptionally early. The vegetables are usually particularly expensive at the beginning of the season and then become cheaper and cheaper as the supply increases and demand decreases. In 2017, the price fell more sharply towards the end of April due to the early start of the season.
Nationwide, around 1,800 farms grew asparagus on an area of around 23,000 hectares last year. The most important asparagus region is Lower Saxony, followed by North Rhine-Westphalia. The warm and sunny weather last week gave the harvest a boost, said Fred Eickhorst, managing director of the Association of Asparagus Growers in Lower Saxony.