Asparagus – Purple Passion

$1.89

These gorgeous asparagus stalks are completely purple as spears and fronds. They make an incredible addition to any edible landscape. Stalks are sweeter than green asparagus, and so tender crunchy you can eat them right out of the garden. You’ll love the unique, nutty flavour. Stalks turn green when cooked. Cold hardy and heat-tolerant. Harvest from early April through mid May. Mostly all-male plants. Self-pollinating.

Price is per crown. Can be shipped or purchased in store.

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Description

Botanical name
Asparagus officinalis ‘Purple Passion’

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
https://www.thespruce.com/how-to-plant-and-grow-asparagus-1402814