Updated: Aug 25
Green asparagus, a high-value agricultural product, holds a special place in the culinary landscape of Vietnam, particularly in Ninh Thuan province. Known for its exceptional quality and economic significance, green asparagus from Ninh Thuan has garnered recognition both domestically and internationally. Green asparagus is one of the typical products of Ninh Thuan province, developed according to the OCOP standartd value chain from 3 stars to 5 stars potential, opening up many new prospects to help farmers get rich.
Pristine Growing Conditions for growing asparagus in Ninh Thuan province.
Ninh Thuan province, located in the coastal region of Vietnam, offers ideal growing conditions for green asparagus. The warm climate, ample sunlight, and well-drained sandy soils create an optimal environment for cultivating this delicate vegetable. These natural advantages contribute to the superior quality and taste of asparagus in Ninh Thuan province. Farmers in Ninh Thuan employ meticulous cultivation techniques to ensure the premium quality of their green asparagus. From careful selection of asparagus varieties to precise planting and nurturing practices, every step is carried out with utmost attention to detail. This dedication results in consistently high-quality asparagus with exceptional flavor and tenderness.
Asparagus was studied and grown in Ninh Thuan province.
In our country, entering the period of integration and development, asparagus was introduced a long time ago, but it was not until 2005 that it was researched and tested in the sunny and windy Ninh Thuan land. Currently, asparagus has become a high-class nutritional vegetable with increasing demand for asparagus consumption.
Currently, fresh asparagus shoots after harvesting in Ninh Thuan have quite high yields, the highest nutrient content of all asparagus growing regions in the country. Asparagus here is grown according to a clean vegetable process to ensure the health of users, Ninh Thuan asparagus products become the number 1 choice of every Vietnamese family.
Which area in Ninh Thuan grows a lot of asparagus?
According to the leader of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Ninh Thuan province, now asparagus has become an economic development crop of Ninh Thuan with an estimated area of 83 hectares in the whole province. Particularly in Xuan Hai commune (Ninh Hai district - Ninh Thuan), asparagus has been planted since 2015 but now has covered up to 16 hectares and continues to expand further.
Up to now, Ninh Thuan has had many high-yielding asparagus growing areas, such as: Ninh Phuoc, Ninh Hai, Thuan Bac districts and Phan Rang - Thap Cham city. Particularly in Phan Rang, An Hai commune and Van Hai ward have large asparagus growing areas.
Currently, each harvest, 1 ha gives an estimated yield of 82 quintals of green asparagus for the market. After being harvested, people wash the white legs, cut off the old part, then move to the point of preliminary processing of bamboo shoots according to a professional process. The storage time of bamboo shoots is about 5-7 days in normal conditions, longer in cold conditions.
The current selling price of asparagus.
The current selling price of asparagus has many fluctuations, but most of them are still at a high level. Currently, the selling price fluctuates from 50,000-55,000/1kg, in the peak period, the selling price of asparagus can be up to 80,000-85,000 VND per kg.
However, depending on the type of bamboo shoots, the selling price is different. Currently, grade 1 asparagus is purchased for 55,000-60,000 VND per kg, type 2 is priced at 30,000 VND per kg, grade 3 is priced at 25,000 VND per kg. Bearing price will probably adjust over time, but generally the price is not less than 50,000 VND per kg.
The cultivation of green asparagus in Ninh Thuan is not only economically valuable but also environmentally sustainable. Asparagus cultivation promotes soil conservation, efficient water usage, and reduced chemical inputs. This commitment to sustainable agriculture ensures the long-term viability of green asparagus production while preserving the natural resources of the region.
Ninh Thuan's green asparagus stands out as a high-value agricultural specialty, celebrated for its exceptional quality, nutritional benefits, and economic significance. Its popularity in domestic and international markets has elevated the province's agricultural landscape and provided economic opportunities for local farmers. Ninh Thuan's green asparagus is a testament to the region's commitment to excellence in cultivation and its ability to produce a distinctive and valuable agricultural product.