Fresh asparagus should be stored in the refrigerator at 38-40°F and will last one to two weeks.
Use Quickly for Best Quality
The flavor and quality of freshly picked asparagus is at its peak when consumed up to three days after picking.
Preparing Fresh Picked Asparagus for Storage
After picking asparagus from the garden, wash gently under cool running water to remove any dirt and debris, especially in the tips. Pat dry. Cut off the woody part of the stem and wrap the bunch in a moist paper towel. Place in a plastic storage bag and store in the refrigerator at 38-40°F.
How Long Will Asparagus Last?
When stored properly at the right temperature, asparagus has a shelf life of one to two weeks.
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