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About second-hand machines for Asparagus

Asparagus is a plant whose young shoots are eaten as an exclusive vegetable. There are white asparagus and green asparagus, with the distinction lying in the way they are cultivated. White asparagus is grown underground, while green asparagus gets its color from being exposed to sunlight.

Various tasks involved in the cultivation and processing of asparagus can be mechanized using machines to make the work more efficient and lighter. For example, asparagus can be automatically sorted to make the job less labor-intensive and ensure a consistent quality. In other situations, machines provide support and simplify physical labor, such as various machines used as aids during asparagus harvesting.

Depending on the type of asparagus being cultivated, green or white, different machines are required because the cultivation methods differ. On this page, you will find all the second-hand machines that can be used for the cultivation and processing of asparagus.


Planting Asparagus

Asparagus can be planted in two different ways: from seeds or as asparagus crowns. Generally, the second method is chosen because it allows for faster harvesting. The asparagus crowns are purchased from an asparagus plant nursery and can be planted in the ground. Asparagus thrives best in sandy soil. However, green asparagus can also be cultivated in slightly heavier soil.

If you're growing green asparagus, simply planting the asparagus crowns is sufficient. However, if you're growing white asparagus, the plants require some extra attention. Firstly, the soil around the asparagus plants needs to be raised using asparagus ridge cultivators. This creates the well-known lines in the field, also known as "asparagus ridges." These ridges are essential for growing white asparagus because they keep the shoots underground, preventing photosynthesis and keeping the shoots white.


Covering Asparagus Ridges with Film

As mentioned before, cultivating green asparagus is much easier than cultivating white asparagus. With white asparagus, after creating the asparagus ridges, the soil needs to be covered with plastic film. This serves a dual purpose: to heat the soil with dark-colored film or cool it with white film, allowing the plant to grow faster or slower and increase the yield, and to prevent the asparagus from emerging above the ground and changing color. The film is laid using a film layer machine, which neatly and tightly covers the asparagus ridges.

After harvesting, the film needs to be removed from the ridges. To simplify this task, a film wrapping machine can be used.


Asparagus Washing Machines

Unfortunately, very few machines can be used for harvesting white asparagus itself. This is a task that largely needs to be done by hand. However, after harvesting, various machines can be employed for processing the "white gold."

Firstly, the freshly harvested asparagus needs to be cleaned of soil and other impurities. This is done using an asparagus washer. The machine efficiently cleans the asparagus by utilizing brushes and water. The asparagus washing machine also has a knife to cut the asparagus to a uniform length.


Secondhand Asparagus Sorting Machines

After washing the asparagus, it is time for the final step: sorting the asparagus based on factors such as thickness, length, and quality. The asparagus sorting machine utilizes an optical camera to sort the asparagus based on length, thickness, color, shape, and/or imperfections. The washing machine is often integrated into the sorting machine.

Asparagus is often sold in bundles or packaged in foil. To bundle the asparagus after washing, binding machines can be used. Some sorting machines are equipped with load cells to weigh these bundles to a pre-set weight.


White Asparagus Peeling Machine for Sale

White asparagus comes out of the ground with a tough and not very flavorful outer skin. This is not consumed by consumers. The skin can be removed by hand, but it is even easier to deliver the end product directly to consumers. By using an asparagus peeling machine, the asparagus can be peeled and cleaned, making them ready to be cooked immediately.


HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT USED ASPARAGUS MACHINE FOR ME?

On this page, you will find an overview of all available used machines for the cultivation and processing of asparagus. In the filter on the left, you can select the type of machine you are looking for, such as a ridge cultivator, foil layer, or asparagus peeler. On the page of a specific machine, you will find all the necessary information about the product, including photos. If you are interested in any of the machines, you can easily request more information or a no-obligation quote from us. If you want to be sure of something, please contact us by phone or come by to inspect the used machine in person at our company. You will get the best impression of the machine when you have seen it for yourself. Of course, we are also happy to advise you on which used asparagus machine is best suited to your situation.


HOW DO WE WORK AT DUIJNDAM MACHINES?

At Duijndam Machines, we always aim to have a wide range of high-quality machines in stock. Our inventory usually consists of around 1.200 used machines. Our philosophy is that our customers should be able to use the machines we provide for many years to come. The choice for quality starts with a critical purchasing policy. After acquisition, we thoroughly inspect the machines on various points. This is followed by a thorough cleaning and any necessary repairs of the offered machine. Meanwhile, clear photos and a description are added to our website so that potential customers can orient themselves online. If you have found a suitable asparagus machine, it can be delivered worldwide to your doorstep.

If you are interested in one of our asparagus machines, please contact us, and we will provide you with personalized advice.