2009 UPDATE OF THE WORLD'S ASPARAGUS PRODUCTION AREAS, SPEAR UTILIZATION AND PRODUCTION PERIODS
The estimates of asparagus producing areas, the periods of spear production and the utilization of spears are presented for the worlds asparagus producing countries. These data are based on contacts with international asparagus researchers, growers and industry representatives. This poster presentation was a working poster display at the 12th International Asparagus Symposium held in Lima, Peru from October 29 to November 1, 2009. All participants at the symposium were asked to update and amend the 2005 data that were presented. The amended and updated data presented in this paper show a decrease of 30,176 ha in production area from 2005 to 2009 while domestic consumption increased 4%. Green spear production and fresh marketed asparagus increased to 62 and 78% respectively in 2009.
Benson , B.L. (2012). 2009 UPDATE OF THE WORLD'S ASPARAGUS PRODUCTION AREAS, SPEAR UTILIZATION AND PRODUCTION PERIODS. Acta Hortic. 950, 87-100
Asparagus officinalis L., green asparagus, white asparagus, consumption, export, import, hemispheres, canned, fresh, frozen and production periods