Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Our first experimental crop - Asparagus

Asparagus is naturally hearty and very salt tolerant, a perfect combination for the Middle Ghor of the Jordan Valley.  With the price of asparagus at over 15 US dollars per kilogram in Jordan we believe that the plant itself can be successful in this agro-climate as well as a financial winner for small farmers looking to diversify their vegetable production using poor quality water and relatively small amounts of land.  We expect to plant 450 semi-mature crowns in late December once the mild weather sets in as a demonstration of how to get asparagus production started. 

A portion of the asparagus is just beginning to bud

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