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Out of Season Purple Passion Asparagus
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Purple Passion Asparagus

Rich Color, Record Yields

Large-diameter spears have 20% more sugars and emerge later than green varieties, protecting them from early frost damage. Mild flavor and low fiber content with a creamy green, tender interior make Purple Passion a chef's favorite. Spears turn green when cooked. Cut before spear exceeds 5". For each offer, get 10 plants.
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$16.99

For each offer ordered, get three asparagus starts

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Product Details

  • 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
  • Light Required: 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.
  • Fruit: Large-diameter spears have 20% more sugars and emerge later than green varieties, protecting them from frost damage.
  • Zone: 3 - 8 (2 with protection).
  • Form: Perennial
  • Soil Requirements: Sandy, fertile loam with good drainage.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Seed Count: 10 crowns per offer.
  • Pruning: Cut emerging asparagus before the spear exceeds 5 inches. After harvest, asparagus must be completely dormant before mowing. Mow late Winter or early Spring.
  • Comments: Rich color and record yields. Larger, sweeter, tastier spears than green types. Stalks turn green when cooked.

Shipping

Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.


Fall 2019 Shipping Schedule for Plants
ZONE Blueberries All Other Fruits Perennials, Bulbs & Flowers
1A-4B 10/1 - 11/1 9/23 - 11/1 9/23 - 11/1
5A 10/1 - 11/1 9/23 - 11/1 9/23 - 11/1
5B 10/1 - 11/1 9/23 - 11/1 9/23 - 11/1
6A & 6B 10/1 - 11/1 9/23 - 11/1 9/23 - 11/1
7A & 7B 10/1 - 11/1 9/23 - 11/1 9/23 - 11/1
8A & 8B 10/1 - 11/1 9/23 - 11/1 9/23 - 11/1
9A-10B 10/1 - 11/1 9/23 - 11/1 9/23 - 11/1
Last Order
Date
All Grow Zones: Oct 28, 2019

ZONE Iris Trees & Shrubs Encapsulated
Earthworms &
Lady Beetles
1A-4B 8/5 - 10/4 9/23 - 11/1 6/18 - 11/1
5A 8/5 - 10/4 9/23 - 11/1 6/18 - 11/1
5B 8/5 - 10/4 9/23 - 11/1 6/18 - 11/1
6A & 6B 8/5 - 10/4 9/23 - 11/1 6/18 - 11/1
7A & 7B 8/5 - 10/4 9/23 - 11/1 6/18 - 11/1
8A & 8B 8/5 - 10/4 9/23 - 11/1 6/18 - 11/1
9A-10B 8/5 - 10/4 9/23 - 11/1 6/18 - 11/1
Last Order
Date
All Grow Zones: Sep 30, 2019 All Grow Zones: Oct 28, 2019 All Grow Zones: Oct 28, 2019

ZONE Seeds Vegetable Plants & Starts Hardgoods, Foods & Supplies
1A-4B 6/18 - 11/1 9/23 - 11/1 6/18 - 11/1
5A 6/18 - 11/1 9/23 - 11/1 6/18 - 11/1
5B 6/18 - 11/1 9/23 - 11/1 6/18 - 11/1
6A & 6B 6/18 - 11/1 9/23 - 11/1 6/18 - 11/1
7A & 7B 6/18 - 11/1 9/23 - 11/1 6/18 - 11/1
8A & 8B 6/18 - 11/1 9/23 - 11/1 6/18 - 11/1
9A-10B 6/18 - 11/1 9/23 - 11/1 6/18 - 11/1
Last Order
Date
All Grow Zones: Oct 28, 2019

ZONE Summer Ship Program
1A-4B 6/18 - 11/1
5A-5B 6/18 - 11/1
6A-6B 6/18 - 11/1
7A-7B 6/18 - 11/1
8A-8B 6/18 - 11/1
9A-10B 6/18 - 11/1
Last Order
Date
All Grow Zones: Oct 28, 2019

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

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