This is the shoots of Asparagus!

Did you know that asparagus is a perennial plant? Perennial vegetables are not replanted every year like corn or lettuce. Asparagus is grown as shoots from a crown that take 1-2 years to grow. It takes 3 years for the plant to grow from a seed before it can be harvested.  Although asparagus is generally green, it can come in a wide range of colors such as purple and white. This vegetable is a good source of both vitamin A and C