Asparagus is a perennial shrub-like plant which is a crop-based care with adequate measures can be used 15-20 years.
The underground part of the asparagus makes a well-developed rhizome on whose upper side a number of buds, and on the lower side of the developing root. From the rhizome buds in the spring to develop young bursts of length 15-20 cm thick and up to 4 cm. Plants are green scaly wrapped in thin slices. If the shoots are not cut off from them to develop stalks that can grow up to 1.5 m in height. From armpit scaled leaves develop needle filokladiji that instead of leaves perform photosynthesis.
Asparagus is a dioecious plant separate the sexes. Male plants grow more thin shoots, while female plants develop fewer shoots, but the pulses are thicker.
The flowers are tiny, bell shaped yellow green color with a thin drooping stalks and leaves emerge from the armpit. Plants with female flowers are just flowers with developed pestle, while the stunted stamens. Men's even plants have flowers with 6 stamens, while the pistil rudimentary. Fertilization of female flowers formed fruit. The fruit is red beans containing the seeds. Seeds are angled, rough, black, and a diameter of 3-4 mm. Weight of 1000 seeds is 20 - 25 g. In one gram of seeds is 40-50 seeds.
Specialty of the asparagus and eggs (chop to small pieces and put the lard to fry before they lay eggs), moussaka and lasagne were similar (boil a few minutes before putting the next meal).