Organic Asparagus Plants

 
 

We sell both green and purple asparagus seedlings.

Our green asparagus is Asparagus UC157F1. Not a catchy name but an important name because this is the gold standard of Asparagus. Grown commercially for over 20 years worldwide, we are pleased to be able to offer this as an organic plant. UC157F1 is resistant to rust and fusarium.

Our purple Asparagus is Sweet Purple Asparagus. Sweet Purple Asparagus fronds are green until the plant is about three years old when the purple starts to show. Sweet Purple is sweeter and less fibrous than most green asparagus plants.

 

To get your Asparagus bed started you will want to select an area of your garden that can be left alone for many years. Because, unlike most other vegetables, Asparagus plants can live a long, long time.

Asparagus should be planted in soil that is deep with organic matter. Plants should be 12 to 18 inches apart in rows that are 3 feet apart. Plant the potted plants at ground level and not in a trench like you would a bareroot crown. Asparagus plants will spread horizontally along the ground as the years go by. If you plant them to close together they will crowd each other out.

Since our plants are started from seed, it will be the following spring before you will have a few spears to pick. As the plants get older the spears will get thicker. It will be the third year before you get any kind of real harvest. Only harvest about half the first few years so the plant can produce energy to spread. No spears, no spreading!

Spears should be harvested by bending near the ground and snapping. This is the best way to avoid damaging other spears not yet ready for harvest.

Be sure to keep your Asparagus bed weed free and fertilized well. In the fall, cut all ferns back to the ground and clean up fallen debris. Apply a 2 to 3 inch layer of compost over the bed. This will help to suppress weeds that germinate in the spring.

Yummy Asparagus recipes!

Cultural Information

Height: 1 to 2 Feet  

Hardiness: Perennial
in Zones 3-11

Time to Harvest: Starting in third year

Characteristics: Full Sun,
Frequent watering

Used: Culinary

 

 

 

 

Organic Green UC157F1 Asparagus

$3.45 per 3 inch pot

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Organic Sweet Purple Asparagus

$3.45 per 3 inch pot

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