Asparagus growers in Washington say the season is off to a good start.

The executive director of the state Asparagus Commission, Alan Schreiber, says spring weather in the mid-Columba area has been ideal with no frost.

The Tri-City Herald reports the harvest started early this month and should last into June.

There are 75 asparagus growers in Washington who harvest about 18 million pounds a years from about 5,000 acres.