• Fernando López Anido
  • Enrique Cointry
Part of the Handbook of Plant Breeding book series (HBPB, volume 2)

Asparagus has been a valued vegetable since its early domestication, not only for human consumption, but also for its medicinal properties. Nowadays its cultivation is spread in all continents with steady increments of the planted area due to an increased consumer demand for fresh, canned and frozen asparagus (see Table 1). The largest increases in asparagus production in the last ten years have occurred in countries like Peru and China, which have low labour rates and/or the possibility of marketing their production when prices are high in other countries or hemisphere (Benson, 2002a).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernando López Anido
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  • Enrique Cointry
    • 1
  1. 1.Facultad de Ciencias AgrariasUniversidad Nacional de RosarioZavalla-Santa FéArgentina

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