I've had great success keeping asparagus in the following manner: When you
bring a bunch home - cut off the bottom half-inch. Then find a container
approximately the same diameter as your bundle at least 3 to 4 inches high.
Put about 1 tsp. sugar in the container and water to about 3/4 inch (I use
some hot water to dissolve the sugar and then add either an ice cube and/or
cold water). Put the asparagus in the container and cover with a plastic
bag and tighten around the container and tie with a tie (not air tight -
you're creating a greenhouse). Put in the refrigerator and it will keep up
to two weeks. I also keep corn on the cob this way -- buy it in the husk
and cut the bottom off up to the bottom of the ear. It takes more room in
the refrigerator - but for fresh tasting corn on the cob - anything goes.
My mother used this method on corn and asparagus. Has anyone else used this
method? Hope this helps.
From (finally) sunny Arizona - Patty