Planted asparagus crowns last spring. This spring first few spears coming up looked healthy, but then the next few were wilted as seen in the picture. When I checked today the new growth again looked fine. These crowns were planted in a raised bed without access to water.
Baltimore County Maryland
That is frost damage.
One clue was that the asparagus was good, then not, then good again, which suggests it is not an insect or disease problem.