Our asparagus production

Agricola Baraldo is a producer of white and green Pernumia asparagus that obediently respects the main production standards such as the compulsory HACCP system, that is a set of procedures aimed at guaranteeing the healthiness of food, based on prevention. Moreover, it practices integrated pest management, a practice of crop protection which provides a drastic reduction in the use of pesticides.

In this way is guaranteed a production of asparagus absolutely healthy and free from any chemical residue.


Harvest and production method

As soon as it is harvested, asparagus is immediately refrigerated and, once at the company base, it is washed with 0°C temperature water, so that its qualitative characteristics are kept unchanged and it can be more easily preserved.

Once the shoots are washed, they are processed mechanically to allow a perfect cleanliness and precise cutting to prevent oxidation.

Calibers for all tastes

The grading is done electronically in order to promptly eliminate any production waste or asparagus not suitable for consumption.

The classification is made taking into account three different parameters: length, diameter and aspect of the apex.

As for length, asparagus is divided into:

  • long: from 17 cm to 22 cm
  • tips: less than 17 cm

As for diameter, asparagus is divided into:

  • < 12: with diameter inferior to 12 mm
  • 12-16: with diameter between 12 mm and 16 mm
  • 16-22: with diameter between 16 mm and 22 mm
  • > 22: with diameter superior to 22 mm

As for the type of extremity, asparagus is divided into:

  • white or green: with tightly closed tips
  • red and faded: with red tip or with open bracts.

After that, asparagus is divided into two great categories:

  • First Category including all straight and well-shaped asparagus, with closed extremities and diameter superior to 12 mm;
  • Second Category including the shoots with diameter inferior to 12 mm, shoots with red and faded tips.

Thanks to this multi classification the packages and bundles are homogenous, making it possible to choose the dimensions that fit better all kind of recipes.

For example: 22+ and 16-22 long asparagus is fit to prepare side dishes, 12-16 and 16-22 short asparagus is better to prepare starters, while inferior calibers are good for cooking within dishes.


Our products are packaged in a new material with various sizes:

  • 30×40 box, unpackaged asparagus having the shoots placed with tips facing the same direction
  • 30×40 box, in about 750g bundles
  • 400 and 500 flow pack trays, with heath-shrink or heat-welded film allowing the shoots to be aired, protected and preserved for long.

All packaging is produced with 100% recyclable materials in order to limit as much as possible the use of virgin plastic and other materials that are difficult to recycle such as polystyrene and reduce the impact on the environment as much as possible. Trays, labels, bands and boxes for the bulk product are made of cardboard.

Our asparagus is Global G.A.P. certified. As consumers are more and more focused on food quality and safety, as well as on the environmental and social impact of the production processes.

Sustainability is today the watchword for the development of farming; for this reason we wish to provide our consumers with a “Good Agricultural Practice”.