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Purple Passion Asparagus

Rich Color, Record Yields

Larger, sweeter and tastier spears than green types. Stalks turn green when cooked.
  • Zone 3 - 8 (2 with protection).
  • Height 4 - 5 feet.
  • Shade Required Full Sun.

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  • 1-Yr Medium grade-10 plants
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  • Botanical Name: Asparagus officinalis "Purple Passion" (male and female plants)
  • Height: 4 - 5 feet.
  • Spacing: For best performance, plant spacing for Purple Passion is 6 - 8 inches apart in the row instead of the usual 12 inch spacing.
  • Depth: Prepare a trench 8 inches deep. Spread crowns over the soil and cover them with 2 inches of soil. Gradually fill the trench with soil as the plants grow (If your soil is clay or heavy, you may want to add compost).
  • Spread: 18 inches.
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun.
  • Yield: Record yields. Grown for the stems or spears, a well tended planting yields 8 to 10 pounds or more per 100 square feet of bed or 24 to 30 pounds per 100 feet of row.
  • Foliage: Fern-like foliage.
  • Form: Perennial.
  • Soil Requirements: Sandy, fertile loam with good drainage.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Seed Count: 10 crowns per offer.
  • Pruning: After harvest, asparagus must be completely dormant before mowing. Mow late Winter or early Spring.
  • Comments: Rich colo and record yields. Larger, sweeter, tastier spears than green types. Stalks turn green when cooked. Not available in NV, UT, WA. For each offer ordered, you get 10 plants. RESTRICTED STATES, AE, AK, GU, HI, PR.
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI PR

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