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Mary Washington Improved Asparagus

Improved Yields from an Old Fashioned Favorite


The best of the open-pollinated varieties. Produces higher yields with tighter tips than the original Mary Washington; same outstanding flavor. Not high-heat tolerant, so be sure to cut spears on the short side. At temperatures over 70°F, taller spears may become tough and woody. For each offer, get 10 plants.
  • Zone 3 - 8 (2 with protection).
  • Height 4 - 5 feet.
  • Shade Required Full sun.

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  • Botanical Name: Asparagus officinalis 'Mary Washington Improved'
  • Height: 4 - 5 feet.
  • Spacing: 18 inches apart.
  • Depth: 6 - 10 inches.
  • Spread: 18 inches.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Foliage: Feathery fern-like green foliage.
  • Form: Perennial.
  • Soil Requirements: Sandy, well-drained, humus enriched soil.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Pruning: Mow plants down after the foliage has turned brown.
  • Comments: Resistant to some rusts and blights. Produces heavily for many years. 60 day cutting season. Noted for uniform size and gourmet flavor. Tighter tips and larger spurs. RESTRICTED STATES: AE, AK, GU, HI, PR.

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