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How To Store Asparagus

All the tips for how to store asparagus. Stop it from drying out, going limp and losing its flavour, as well as how to pick asparagus and prepare it.
Prep Time1 minute
Active Time1 minute
Total Time2 minutes
Yield: 1 jar full
Cost: £1.15/$1.60


  • Glass Jar
  • Zip-loc bag


  • 1 bunch Fresh asparagus
  • Water


  • Wash the asparagus and then snap about an inch off the bottom using the bend and snap method.
    1 bunch Fresh asparagus
    A pile of asparagus with all their woody ends snapped off.
  • Place them in a glass jar, broken ends down. Fill the jar with about an inch of fresh water and then place a reusable plastic bag (or cling film/saran wrap) over the tips. Place the jar towards the front of your fridge as the back can be colder.
    Asparagus spears in a water filled jar with a zip lock bag over them.