Asparagus: Argenteuil (Asparagus offcinalis)

Asparagus: Argenteuil (Asparagus offcinalis)

Heirloom A French heirloom that produces very large, thick spears earlier in spring than most varieties. The very tender spears are sweet tasting with a round tip with short purplish scales, but it is the ultimate variety used for blanching to produce white asparagus.