Fresh green asparagus stalks in a basket
Store Fresh Asparagus In Your Fridge With A Water Cup Method
Storing asparagus properly keeps it crisp and fresh. The water cup method, in which you place the stalks upright in water like a bouquet, promotes longevity and delays wilting.
Start by trimming the dry ends of the asparagus. Submerge the freshly cut stalks in 1-2 inches of water in a glass or vase. Change the water if it clouds to keep the stalks crisp.
Cover the tops with plastic to retain moisture and place the asparagus in the fridge. Stored this way, it stays fresh for 4-7 days, longer than if left in its original packaging.
If space is tight, wrap the trimmed asparagus stalks in damp paper towels or cloths, then place them in an open plastic bag in the fridge. This will delay wilting and softening.