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Asparagus U-Pick Orchards in Austin area of Texas in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for asparagus that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have asparagus orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

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Caldwell County

  • Boldheart Farms - No pesticides are used, asparagus, flowers, herbs or spices, tomatoes,
    1192 Sand Hill Road, Dale, TX 78616. Phone: (512) 718-4218. Email: Open: We are open by appointment; Heirloom Tomatoes are coming in beautiful now from the start of July Call ahead. Directions: from Lockhart take 20 to 713 cross 86 stay on 713 through McMahan, turn right at second right onto Sand Hill road. Look for big red barn and shop. white house. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . We are open by appointment; Heirloom Tomatoes are coming in beautiful now (from the start of July) Call ahead. The ONLY pyo crops offered are ripe and ready tomatoes, lots of tomatoes, all kinds of tomatoes, herbs, eggs, iris, roses. As of mid-June, We are open by appointment and have lots of tomatoes ripening and ready!! Give us a call!! We do not use pesticides on the crops. The ONLY pyo crops offered are heirloom tomatoes, all sizes and shapes and colors, asparagus, HERBS. We are re-opened and the garden is fabulous!! DUCK EGGS!! heirloom tomatoes all kinds! asparagus in season, HERBS. Roses and iris We have added Muscovey Duck eggs for the bakers! They are amazing. Call ahead and we will set them aside for you. Call for appt. and we really enjoy sharing our vegetables. We are having a BOOM of a SALE on our Heirloom tomatoes Thursday, Friday, Saturday this week only!!!! July 15, 16, 17 SALE Chemical Free - $4 a pound. Just outside McMahan, Tx. (UPDATED: July 04, 2021) (ADDED: October 31, 2015)


Asparagus Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

 Asparagus is one of the first crops to harvest in the early Spring. Asparagus is usually green, but there is a white (blanched) version that has been kept covered until harvested, so no light reaches it, and even a purple version.

Pick your own asparagus

Pick your own asparagus is pretty rare in the U.S., much more common in the U.K. and Europe. U-Pick white asparagus is REALLY hard to find in the U.S. Eckerts in Belleville, Illinois, has it. Eckert's Spargel- German White Asparagus
To pick asparagus, just look for asparagus spears are about 6 to 10 inches above the soil line, are firm, with tightly closed tips.
Then just cut at the base (ground level) or snap each spear; they usually snap off cleanly at the ground level.

Canning, Freezing and Asparagus recipes

Grow your own asparagus (white or green)growing asparagus in july

The Old farmer's Almanac has a good page about how to grow your own asparagus, white or green.  I've been growing it for years.  It's probably the easiest thing you can grow.  And after you harvest in the spring, you let it grow, and it produces 5 ft tall fern-like leaves that make a nice background hedge at the back of the garden. So don't plant it where it will block the sun from other parts of the garden.  The leaves suck up energy from the sun and store it in the roots to produce next Spring;'s crop.



Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
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