Asparagus Seed

Note: Most varieties of Asparagus start producing after third year.

Note: Germination instructions are not on seed packets, follow the instructions below for starting seed.

Sow seeds outside in Fall or Spring. Seeds should be soaked overnight in warm water before sowing. If started inside, transplants should be planted 16 inches apart, in rows 3 ft. apart. Work mulch and humus into Asparagus bed each year.


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NV008 Mary Washington
Mary Washington Asparagus is a strong grower with large spears produced in spring. This asparagus is a favorite of gardeners that are looking for excellent taste. It is good for cooking and canning. Mary Washington is reliable and resistance to rust. The delicious asparagus shoots (called "spears") are tender, thick, heavy and straight and are of a rich dark green color with a purple tinge. They are uniform in size, about 10 inches in length. They have a delicate, delicious flavor when cooked. Asparagus is the earliest vegetable harvested fresh from the garden each spring. It is known for its flavor and nutrition. It's an excellent source of vitamin A, and contains significant amounts of vitamin C, riboflavin, phosphorus and calcium. One cup of cooked fresh asparagus contains only 30 calories! Asparagus is a perennial plant that comes back from the same root system each year. A productive bed of asparagus can last 15 years or longer. It needs well-drained, deep soil and plenty of sunlight; at least 8 hours daily.
Package of 500 seeds. $12.95
Package of 1,000 seeds. $20.95
NV0081 UC157
Clonal hybrid, high yield, great spear quality, dark green, smooth, tight tip.
Package of 1,000 seeds. $11.95


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