Asparagus – Mary Washington

$1.89

An heirloom variety with a fuller flavour. 10 crowns should produce enough for 2 people. Asparagus plants are perennial and can continue to produce for up to 20 years! Planted as bare root crowns, they will reproduce from female flowers in your growing bed. Asparagus crowns are a much quicker option than starting with seeds.  Each crown is composed of a central group of stems surrounded by dangling, finger-like roots.

Price is per crown. They can be shipped or can be purchased in our store.

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Description

Botanical name
Asparagus officinalis ‘Mary Washington’

Family
Liliaceae

Spacing
Plant crowns 31-46 cm (12-18″) apart.

Depth
Plant in 15-cm (6″) deep furrows.

Requirements
Full sun, rich soil.

Pests
Rust, fusarium wilt and fusarium stem and crown rot.

Timing
Plant 4 weeks before the last average frost date.

Growing
Keep soil moist, but not wet. In late fall, trim ferns down to 5 cm (2″).

Harvest
1 year

Season
Cool, perennial

Links
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/plant-mary-washington-asparagus-54762.html