Received for publication September 25, 1975. Scientific Paper No. 4492. Washington State University College of Agriculture Research Center, Projects No. 0173 and 0199.
Horticulturist, Department of Horticulture, Research Technologist Department of Food Science and Technology, Food Technologist, ARS, USDA, former Assistant Food Scientist, Washington State University. Acknowledgement is given to the Washington Asparagus Growers Association for grant funds supporting these studies.