I casually mentioned to the farmer that surely we could cut and harvest the asparagus for a few more days and the withering look that greeted the remark suggested that I had gone over to the dark side. "My grandfather and my father stopped cutting on June the 21 every year and I do too, the plants need to recover so that it crops as well or even better next season and I see no reason to change." That's a no then.
But it's a damned long close season just the same.
That's seasonal eating for you.