• 09244
    • Medium Grade - 10 Crowns per offer
    • $14.99
    • Out of Season
    • 09243
    • Heavy Grade - 10 Crowns per offer
    • $24.99
    • Out of Season

Purple Passion Asparagus


Sweeter Than Green Asparagus

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Produces larger, sweeter and tastier spears than the more common green types of asparagus. Purple Passion adds a snappy color accent when used raw; turns green when cooked. Low in calories, spears are good sources of folic acid, potassium, amino acids and dietary fiber. No. 1 crowns.

  • Zones: 3 - 8 (2 with protection).
  • 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). Plant plugs are planted the same depth they are in the pot.
  • Spread: 18 inches.
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun.
  • Soil Preference: Sandy, fertile loam with good drainage.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Seed Counts: 10 crowns per offer. 3 plugs per offer.
    • 09244
    • Medium Grade - 10 Crowns per offer
    • $14.99
    • Out of Season
    • 09243
    • Heavy Grade - 10 Crowns per offer
    • $24.99
    • Out of Season

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