Fine weather brings early English asparagus and carrots to Tesco

Tesco will begin selling English asparagus today - more than three weeks earlier than usual.

Image: Martin Abegglen
Image: Martin Abegglen

The early Jubilee variety has been exclusively grown for the supermarket in Suffolk.

Tesco produce buying manager David Daniels said: "Thanks to the mild weather of late, our grower has been able to produce enough asparagus to supply stores across the UK, which is really quite a feat."

He described the variety as "of the best in the world, with a delicate sweet and nutty taste".

Next week Tesco will also be offering customers English carrots for 29p for a 1kg bag, due to a bumper crop which has matured early.

For this reason, Tesco has said that for a week from next Wednesday (5 April) it will take a further one million carrots from growers.

Daniels added: "This is the latest bumper crop that we been able to take in recent months which has also included great deals for customers on cauliflowers, strawberries, cherries and lettuces."

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