Green or white?
If asparagus is picked before it breaks through the soil, it is white. When growing white asparagus, farmers must ensure it is always hidden from sunlight. Green asparagus on the other hand pokes through the earth and sees sunlight as it grows. In terms of flavour, white asparagus is known for its more delicate profile. White asparagus is also more fibrous and thicker, so the bottom two thirds of the vegetable need to be peeled before consumption.