Asparagus Pacific Purple

Price 3.99

Short description

Asparagus Pacific Purple (2)
  • Quantity
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Currently in stock
  • €3.50 Standard Postage on Seed Orders

Asparagus Pacific Purple

Taylors
Price 3.99

Short description

Asparagus Pacific Purple (2)
  • Quantity
Stock
Currently in stock
  • €3.50 Standard Postage on Seed Orders

Sweet and tender high yielding variety that lasts well and has less stringiness on mature spears than some other varieties.

Asparagus require a free-draining, fertile soil. Prepare a bed by deep-digging the area with a fork, removing any weeds. Adding well-rotted compost, manure or a good general fertilizer will improve yields. If your soil is quite heavy, these would be better placed in a raised bed and remember this is a perennial plant that will provide you with asparagus spears year after year so choose your site well.

The best way to plant asparagus is to dig a trench around 20-25cm deep, then create a ridge in the trench around 10-12cm high to sit the crowns on , carefully spreading the roots to the side. The trench can then be back filled lightly, covering the crowns.

To care for the plants keep the beds weed free and you will need some patience. If you want good strong plants it is best not to harvest the spears for the first 2 years. In the third year harvest a few spears from each plant, cutting them when they are about 12-15cm long and the width of a finger. The plants will throw up tall fern like foliage which can be cut back every spring and they benefit from a mulch in autumn.

Once established these crowns will provide you with beautiful fresh asparagus every year so the patience you need is well worth the reward as there is nothing like fresh asparagus cut straight from the plant to go straight to your pot!

  • EAN code
    5015882214235
  • Brand
    Taylors
  • Planting Time
    October, April, September, March
  • Hardiness
    Hardy Perennial
  • Harvest
    May, June
  • Planting Depth
    12cm
  • Pack Size
    2

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