Huétor Tájar asparagus with PGI

Huétor Tájar asparagus with PGI is considered to be a natural cross between cultured Asparagus officinalis L. (25%) and wild Asparagus maritimus L. Mill. (75%) asparagus, and it falls within the same botanical group as Wild Asparagus. Huétor Tájar asparagus is grown in the fertile and ancient meadows of Granada, a pioneering area in the cultivation of asparagus, covering the municipalities of Huétor Tájar, Íllora, Loja, Moraleda de Zafayona, Salar, and Villanueva Mesía, with most production happening in Huétor Tájar.

Wild Huétor Tájar asparagus is the only wild asparagus with PGI in the European Union and the world. In terms of morphology, it has a purple, bronze-purple, purple, green-purple, or green stem, with darker tones in the head. Its epidermis has a characteristic shine, and sometimes it also has long streaks. The stem is thin, long, straight, and cylindrical, ending in a well developed pointed head. At an organoleptic level, its texture is meaty and firm, and it has a bitter-sweet flavour and deep aroma, reminiscent of wild asparagus.

This makes Huétor Tájar asparagus a unique product in the world.

Huétor Tájar asparagus is renowned for its texture and flavour, and it is the only variety certified by a Regulatory Board that guarantees the traceability and terms of the PGI of Huétor Tájar asparagus.

The characteristics of the native Huétor Tájar asparagus varieties are:

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Wild flavour Huétor Tájar asparagus

Huétor Tájar asparagus has been carefully cross-bred to recover the original flavour or wild asparagus.


- Flavour: Wild flavour, similar to wild asparagus. A return to the original.

- Tip: Pointed, thicker than the stem.

- Stem diameter: thin to medium (4-16 mm)

- Skin texture: Striped with pronounced bracts.

- Colour: Green and bronze shades.


Green-purple Huétor Tájar asparagus

Green-purple Huétor Tájar asparagus, known in Spain as wild asparagus (espárrago triguero), is UNIQUE IN THE WORLD.


- Flavour: intense bitter-sweet flavour, deep aroma, and firm texture

- Tip: Pointed, thicker than the stem.

- Stem diameter: thin to

- Skin texture: Smooth with gentle bracts.

- Colour: Darker green and purple shades.