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Purple Passion Asparagus

Sweeter Than Green Asparagus

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.
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Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Asparagus officinalis "Purple Passion" (male and female plants)
  • Season: Spring
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun.
  • 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.
  • Zone: 3 - 8 (2 with protection).
  • Spread: 18 inches.
  • Foliage: Fern-like foliage.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fruit: Large-diameter spears have 20% more sugars and emerge later than green varieties, protecting them from frost damage.
  • Soil Preference: Sandy, fertile loam with good drainage.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • 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.
  • Form: Perennial.
  • Seed Count: 10 crowns per offer. 3 plugs per offer.
  • Restricted States: AE AK GU HI PR
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

Spring 2018 Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Sweet Potatoes Bareroot Roses Tomatoes & Peppers  Potatoes  Tender Annuals Onion Plants All other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 5/22 - 6/8 4/17 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 3/27 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 4/10 - 5/11 5/1 - 6/8
4B 5/22 - 6/8 4/17 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 3/27 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 4/3 - 5/11 5/1 - 6/8
5A 5/15 - 6/8 4/3 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/27 - 5/11 4/3 - 6/8
5B 5/1 - 6/8 3/20 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/27 - 5/11 3/20 - 6/8
6A 5/1 - 6/8 3/6 - 6/1 4/23 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/6 - 5/11 3/6 - 6/8
6B 5/1 - 6/8 3/6 - 6/1 4/23 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 2/27 - 5/11 3/6 - 6/8
7A 5/1 - 6/8 2/27 - 6/1 4/23 - 6/1 2/27 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 2/20 - 5/11 2/27 - 6/8
7B 5/1 - 6/8 2/27 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/27 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 2/13 - 5/11 2/27 - 6/8
8A & B 4/24 - 6/8 2/20 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/20 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 1/30 - 5/11 2/20 - 5/18
9A & B 4/24 - 6/8 1/23 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/13 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 1/2 - 5/11 2/13 - 5/18
10A & B 4/17 - 6/8 1/23 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/13 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 1/2 - 5/11 2/13 - 5/18
Last Order Date 6/4/2018 5/28/2018 5/28/2018 6/11/2018 6/4/2018 5/7/2018 1A-7B: 6/4/2018
8A-10B: 5/14/2018

Spring 2018 Insects Shipping Schedule
Zones Lacewings, Lady Beetles
& Encapsulated Earthworms
Nematodes
1A 5/12 - 6/15 5/15 - 6/15
1B - 2A 5/15 - 6/15 5/15 - 6/15
2B - 3B 5/1 - 6/15 5/1 - 6/15
4A - 6A 4/17 - 6/15 4/17 - 6/15
6B - 7A 4/10 - 6/15 4/10 - 6/15
7B - 8B 3/13 - 6/15 3/13 - 6/15
9A - 10B 2/27 - 6/15 2/27 - 6/15
Last Order Date 6/11/18 6/11/18

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order—via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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