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Asparagus

  • Spears are delicious fresh or can be frozen or canned.
  • We offer 2 year old roots.
Asparagus Heirloom Varieties Available

MARY WASHINGTON

HEIRLOOM- Best all around variety for garden and commercial use. (zone 4-8)

Price Per Bundle Per 10 Per 25 Per 100 Per 250 Per 500 Per 1000 Per 5000
2-Yr. - No. 1

$15.00 $31.25 $95.00 $175.00 $280.00 $380.00 $1650.00

VIKING KB3

HEIRLOOM- Very hardy, rust resistant. Good yields. (zone 4-8)

Price Per Bundle Per 10 Per 25 Per 100 Per 250 Per 500 Per 1000 Per 5000
2-Yr. - No. 1

$15.00 $31.25 $95.00 $175.00 $280.00 $380.00 $1650.00

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Plant Details:

Remove Asparagus roots from shipping box immediately and untie the bundles. Do not water Asparagus roots. If you are going to keep roots longer than two weeks, untie bunch and spread roots out. Store in a cool dry place.

Will grow in any type of well drained soil. Prefers a soil pH level between 6.8 to 7.2.

Do not plant in any media other than soil.

Dig a trench 8” deep. Roots should be laid flat in bottom of trench with crown (top of root) upright in the middle with the roots spread in each direction. Space plants in trench approximately 9”-12” apart so roots of each crown touch. Only put 2” to 3” of soil on top of the roots at time of planting. As plant grows more soil should be added. It is better not to take spears the first growing season. This should provide you with a better crop the next season. Do not trim roots.

DO NOT MULCH around our plants or fertilize plants until after roots are established. Do not plant or pot in any media containing bark or wood chips. We do not recommend potting in containers smaller than one gallon.

Spring

In full sun, leaving the asparagus fern to die back in fall.


Asparagus Hybrid Varieties Available

JERSEY GIANT

HYBRID- Large spears, sweet, very productive. (zone 4-8)

Price Per Bundle Per 10 Per 25 Per 100 Per 250 Per 500 Per 1000 Per 5000
2-Yr. - No. 1

$16.20 $34.25 $107.00 $205.00 $340.00 $500.00 $2250.00

JERSEY KNIGHT

HYBRID- Early, very productive, Very large attractive spears. (zone 4-8)

Price Per Bundle Per 10 Per 25 Per 100 Per 250 Per 500 Per 1000 Per 5000
2-Yr. - No. 1

$16.20 $34.25 $107.00 $205.00 $340.00 $500.00 $2250.00

JERSEY SUPREME

HYBRID- Early, high yield, cold hardy, disease resistant. (zone 4-8)

Price Per Bundle Per 10 Per 25 Per 100 Per 250 Per 500 Per 1000 Per 5000
2-Yr. - No.1

$16.20 $34.25 $107.00 $205.00 $340.00 $500.00 $2250.00

MILLENNIUM

HYBRID- Produces tender, flavorful spears that grow in a wide range of soil types, including heavier soils. Cold-hardy but tolerates some heat. Rust resistant. (zone 3-8)

Price Per Bundle Per 10 Per 25 Per 100 Per 250 Per 500 Per 1000 Per 5000
2 Yr. #1

$16.90 $36.00 $114.00 $222.50 $375.00 $570.00 $2600.00

PURPLE PASSION

HYBRID- Large, tender deep purple spears that turn green when cooked. Sweet, nutty flavor. (zone 4-8)

Price Per Bundle Per 10 Per 25 Per 100 Per 250 Per 500 Per 1000 Per 5000
2-Yr. - No. 1

$16.20 $34.25 $107.00 $205.00 $340.00 $500.00 $2250.00

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Plant Details:

Asparagus roots need no watering. If you are going to keep roots longer than 2 weeks, untie bunch and spread roots out. Do not store in a damp place.

Will grow in acid, alkaline, sandy, clay or any type of black soil. If potting, use any type of potting soil.

Dig a trench 8" deep. Root should be laid flat in bottom of trench with crown or top of root in middle with tentacles spread evenly in each direction. Only put 5" of soil on top at time of planting. As plant grows more soil should be added. Space plants in trench so tentacles touch, approximately 12" to 18" apart.

Two years after planting asparagus fern will reach 5 to 6 feet high after 3 or 4 six inch spears have been picked in spring. Suggest planting next to a fence or in front of a living hedge or next to a storage building wall.