Asparagus (Crowns/Roots) - Purple Passion


$299 USD
Size

F1 Hybrid

Some say Purple Passion Asparagus is the best variety. This variety produces beautiful dark purple spears that are sweeter than standard green varieties. Asparagus plants are perennials that can easily produce for 20+ years, so give this vegetable a permanent and sunny spot in your garden. To ensure many years of future production, wait until the second year to cut and consume the spears.

⚠️ These crowns are 2-year-old bare roots that are all male, which means possibly higher (3-4 times) yields. 

  • Vigorous grower
  • Sweet and tender
  • Heat tolerant
  • Cold hardy, but protect from frost

CROWN PLANTING TIPS

  • Botanical name: Asparagus officinalis
  • Depth to plant crowns: 6"-8" deep
  • Spacing between plants: 14"-18" apart
  • Spacing between rows: 4'-5' apart
  • Preferred temps: When daytime temps exceed 75F–85F
  • Soil needs: 6.0-7.0 pH
  • Sun needs: Full sun, partial shade
  • Frost hardy: No
  • Planting season: Spring, fall
  • # of plants per sq. ft.: Appx. 1 plant per sq. ft.
  • Days to maturity: 730 days

ADDITIONAL PLANT INFORMATION

Health Benefits of Asparagus
Asparagus contains high levels of beta carotene and other vitamins and minerals, and is a great diuretic. Need more fiber? Chew on some asparagus. And if you're looking for help controlling diabetes or preventing kidney stones, plant and eat more asparagus.

Ways to Eat Asparagus
Asparagus is delicious raw or marinated in a little olive oil, lemon juice, and salt. You can also boil, steam, grill, roast, or sauté the spears. Add some asparagus to your other favorite foods such as soups, risottos, lasagnas, and quiches. To preserve your harvest, can up a few jars of pickled asparagus.

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