Asparagus - Mary Washington

Asparagus officinalis

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It is an attractive fern-like perennial that can produce fresh tasty spears for over 20 years if the beds are well-maintained. Asparagus prefers sandy soils but with the right preparation will perform very well in heavier clays. Valuable investment in the long term vegetable garden.

$12.75 ($12.75-$17.90 choose a size)

Specifications of Asparagus - Mary Washington

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From RhizomeLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 0-1m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months October, November, December


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Asparagus - Mary Washington Reviews & Tips

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★★★ 9y ago

Illawarra, NSW

Very healthy crowns arrived last month (July 2012), dug an enormous trench in my clay soil and dug in a barrow of compost, gypsum and some lime. Sprouting and the brittle shoots need to be protected from my crazy kittens...

★★ 11y ago

CAWONGLA, NSW, Australia

It didn't exactly die... It was one of the first things I bought, as crowns, and I planted them out years ago when we first got here. The best, deepest, most permanent soil and position for asparagus was in the gully down in the bottom paddock, fenced ...

★★★★★ 11y ago

WALLARAH, NSW, Australia

I bought these as two year old plants. I resisted the tempation to harvest them this year, so next year they will be in full form. 25 plants in total. I'll be picking them at four years of age.

★★★★★ 12y ago

Crows Nest, QLD, Australia

Planted and left unharvested first season.  Cut down and mulched after tops died off, cow manure added over winter.  Second season fantastic!  Coming into our third and we are thrilled with them.  9 of 10 thrived, replaced 1 crown.

★★★★★ 12y ago

Dudley, NSW, Australia

going well

David White
15y ago

Newcastle, NSW, Australia


Best hilled for better drainage. Remove seed heads as it can easily become a weed in warmer areas. Delicious lightly steamed and served with extra-virgin olive oil, chopped basil and cracked black pepper.

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