Peruvians push their asparagus A massive potential for Peruvian green asparagus exists in the United Kingdom, ThatÕs the view of Heiko Windolph (above), European coordinator for Prompex, the national promotional organisation. Grant aid has boosted production from 97,300 tonnes to 44,600 tonnes in the last five years, with a corresponding growth in exports now valued at $31m. ÒProduction is now virtually year round offering buyers a major advantage,Ó he said. The recent formation of the Peruvian Asparagus Institute is also seen as capable of giving a major push to trade in its role as a joint body which represents both grower and exporter interests. {{FRESH PRODUCE }}