Asparagus is a perennial plant. It is grown in sandy and well-drained soil. The seed once in the ground develops, for a year, roots called claws. When the claw is formed, it is dug up and transplanted deeper into the soil, about 30 cm. It takes two years before it produces an asparagus of a size appropriate for consumption. The first two years, the plant grows and matures. After two years, you can finally harvest the asparagus but only for ten days. The plant reaches maturity after five years. It can then be harvested for about 35 days without ever exceeding 60 days. After the harvest, the plant then develops a beautiful fern-like foliage that is often found in landscaping.