What is Asparagus?
Asparagus is a perennial shrub, wintered in only about 35 cm deep below the surface rootstock (rhizome). Every spring asparagus is therefore driving more shoots that are harvested as asparagus. Biologically, asparagus stalk is thus a scion of the asparagus plant. After the harvest, the shoots are the remaining asparagus or green asparagus cabbage.
Asparagus (Asparagus) is a genus in the family of asparagus plants (Asparagaceae). It is widespread in the Old World. There are several types and forms of culture, which are used as ornamentals.
The most economically important species of this genus is known as a crop Asparagus
The genus Asparagus has a wide range in Eurasia and Africa. They thrive from temperate to tropical areas. The center of diversity lies at the southern tip of Africa in the floral kingdom of Capensis In China, there are about 31 species, of which 15 species of which exist in Europe.