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Purple Passion Asparagus

Rich Color, Record Yields
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  • 09244
  • Medium Grade - 10 starts
  • $14.99
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  • Heavy Grade - 10 starts
  • $24.99

Purple Passion Asparagus

Larger, sweeter and tastier spears than green types. Stalks turn green when cooked.
Product Details
  • FormPerennial.
  • LightFull Sun.
  • Height4 - 5 feet.
  • Spread18 inches.
  • SpacingFor best performance, plant spacing for Purple Passion is 6 - 8 inches apart in the row instead of the usual 12 inch spacing.
  • Zones3 - 8 (2 with protection).
  • FoliageFern-like foliage.
  • FruitLarge-diameter spears have 20% more sugars and emerge later than green varieties, protecting them from frost damage.
  • Soil RequirementsSandy, fertile loam with good drainage.
  • Growth RateMedium growth rate.
  • Seed Count10 crowns per offer. 3 plugs per offer.
  • PruningCut emerging asparagus before the spear exceeds 5 inches. After harvest, asparagus must be completely dormant before mowing. Mow late Winter or early Spring.
  • CommentsRich color and record yields. Larger, sweeter, tastier spears than green types. Stalks turn green when cooked.
  • YieldRecord 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.
  • Botanical NameAsparagus officinalis "Purple Passion" (male and female plants)
  • DepthPrepare 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.
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