It' NOT ALWAYS Spargelzeit in Germany.....
The Spargel or asparagus is very special in Germany. In early
April begins "Spargelzeit" or "The time for Asparagus" and ends traditionally
on June 24th running through the feast of John the Baptist . While other cultures talk about the first birds of springtime, Germans see the shoots of asparagus popping up. and sometimes refer to them as, "The Joy of Spring".
Mid April kicks off the Spargelzeit (Asparagus season) and all over Germany roadside stands and markets have beautiful fresh picked Asparagus both white asparagus (Weisse Spargel) and green (Grüner Spargel) but the white is so much more in demand. They call it White Gold. Restaurants will feature menus (Spargelkarte) that feature different asparagus dishes.One of the most favorite is Asparagus topped with hollandaise sauce with sliced ham, and boiled potatoes.
They have Asparagus festivals or "Spargelfests" all over Germany to celebrate this special time, though more in major growing areas like Baden-Württemberg. Unlike in the United States where asparagus is available year around, In Germany asparagus is available only during Spargelzeit and then it is done for the year.
You can also take a Tour de Spargel ( Asparagus Routes) where you see asparagus farms, different types of museums, and wonderful restaurants with many dishes featuring asparagus.