I have read both sets of information too but I think Chikn gave me info on it also. We cut for a couple of weeks on the plot we put in last year. The plot that went in year before last we plan to cut for another week or so (4 weeks total). The problem with that time span is that we cut for 2-3 weeks and then it really starts bearing so for the time we were cutting both plots were only sending up spears here and there. Now that we are in full blown spring there is a lot more activity. But we have eaten and eaten and now are freezing some too. In another year or two we will be giving it away I guess.