ASPARAGUS SEEDS, (Mary Washington ) Heirloom Vegetable ,Perennial
Plant this perennial vegetable just once and enjoy the succulent spears for years.
Graceful, feathery green foliage remains attractive long after harvest.
Light cuttings in 2 years, regular cuttings thereafter.
Start seeds indoors in early spring; transplant seedlings to garden in May.
Full or partial sun.
Average yields for most commercial plantings are 2,000 to 2,500 pounds per acre (46 to 57 pounds per 1,000 square feet).
3200 seed 1/4 lb., Approximately 800 seed oz.
Asparagus Seeds HEIRLOOM Strong growing variety produces long, thick spears in May and June. Rust resistant, vigorous, sweet, tender and succulent.
This perennial asparagus is an old favorite U.S. variety used in the truck garden and commercial market. Early, long, straight, dark-green spears with tight purpling tips are noted for uniform size! Delicious!. Cutting season can last up to 60 days. Resistant to some rusts and blight.
Winter hardy, frost-tolerant perennial that grows in full sun or light shade. Transplant established seedlings or 1 yr old crowns in the spring or fall into fertile, well-cultivated trenches 12" wide and 6-8" deep in rows at least 24" apart. Cover the crowns with about 2 inches of soil, as the ferns emerge and grow, gradually fill in the furrows with layers of rich soil and organic compost. Don't harvest the plants in the first year. The following year, only harvest for 2-3 weeks. For each year after, extend the harvest window by 1 or 2 weeks until harvesting for 8 weeks total. Add 2-3" of aged mulch after planting and each harvest season. Plant Seeds: 1/2" deep in 4-6" pots. Soil Temp: 65-80
Vegetable Botanical Name: Asparagus officinalis
Vegetable Duration: Perennial
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 60
Vegetable Height: 36' to 48'
Vegetable Spacing: 9' to 12'