ASPARAGUS - MARY WASHINGTON
Botanical Name: Asparagus officinalis
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.
Plant Information or Specifications
Sub Categories (HashTags)
Perennial Vegetables (#PerennialVegetables)
Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
Suitability in Pots
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
October, November, December
Customer Comments on Asparagus - Mary Washington
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. | David White - Newcastle, NSW 28-May-2006
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