Asparagus PYO back in 2024.
How to find us:
Sat Nav: OX33 1HS
Our asparagus fields are located a short drive from our farm shop. Follow directions to Rectory Farm shop (OX33 1HF) and then look out for the green signs to the asparagus field, which is located between Oxford Crematorium and Stanton St. John Village.
Do you use What3Words? The gate entrance is – data.goals.orbit.
When to pick: Our asparagus will be ready to pick from mid April and will finish mid June. The English asparagus season traditionally begins on St. George’s Day and finishes at midsummer.
Ready picked: If PYO is not for you then we have a skilled team of professionals in the fields who pick our best every single day. You can find our ready-picked fruit in the Farm Shop fridges. If you would like to order a large volume of fruit or vegetables for an event, we’ll be more than happy to help. Please drop us a message via our contact form or call the shop on 01865 358 309.
What we grow: We grow three different varieties of asparagus so we can offer you the very best tasting asparagus across the longest possible season. The Rectory Farm asparagus season starts with Mondeo, which produces an impressive yield early in the season. We follow this with Gijnlim and finally our Millenium asparagus: both of these varieties see us through to the middle of June.
Did you know? To grow a strong crown (this is the root system underground) asparagus is not picked for the first two years after planting. We then pick from the same plants for another eight years.
Tip for storing asparagus:
The best way to keep your asparagus fresher for longer is to trim the ends and stand them upright in a glass of water like you would with a bouquet of flowers! This will keep them crisp and fresh. Remember to change the water every day that they are in there.