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Jersey Knight Asparagus Crowns are easy to grow & abundant producers. With impressive yields of delicious, tender stalks, Jersey Knight Asparagus Crowns produce the highest quality spears of any of the Jersey varieties. Jersey Knight is hardy for Zones 4-8 with a solid resistance to fusarium wilt, crown rot & rust. Get this tried & true, high yielding variety established and you will get a beautiful harvest for years to come. Our crowns have been grown for 2+ years and can be harvested the following spring.
Remove asparagus roots from shipping box immediately & untie the bundles. Do not water your asparagus roots upon arrival. For best results, plant them as soon as possible. If you need to keep roots longer than two weeks, untie bunch and spread roots out. Store in a cool, dry place until planting time.
Grow your own Asparagus and know what it is like to have Fresh Organic Asparagus right out of your own Asparagus Bed or Garden. Asparagus grow for many years, expanding each year if you take care of them. You will enjoy them for years to come and can freeze or can the asparagus you don't eat. Typical asparagus harvest yields are light the first year and heavy from the second year on. They can be grown in all but the most extreme USDA Zones and can be grown in Hot House or Greenhouses in those zones. Please check out our varieties to select the Best Asparagus Plants for your location and tastes.
Want white Asparagus That is easy, just order asparagus, let it grow, on the second year keep mulching with leaves or straw as the Asparagus Spears shoot through the soil just barely covering the tops of the spears. When you get a couple inches high, remove the mulch and you should have white tender delicious WHITE ASPARAGUS!
Organic Purple Passion asparagus crowns. Beautiful and tender purple spears, sweeter than green varieties, cold hardy. Colorful option for raw use. The color does turn green when cooked. Large first-year crowns.
Asparagus plants (Asparagus officinalis) are perennial vegetables that produce tasty, tender spears year after year. With proper care and maintenance, asparagus plants can produce in your garden for over 15 years! Asparagus varieties are available in two color options: traditional green asparagus, which is a more vigorous grower, and the burgundy-purple asparagus, which produces sweeter, more tender spears. Available as year-old, bare-root crowns, asparagus plants should be planted in nutrient-rich soil in the spring or fall. Once mature, you can start harvesting your first home-grown spears in just two growing seasons.
Asparagus grows best in well drained sandy soil. Plant the crowns about 20cm apart in rows about 45cm apart. Let the plants go to seed for the first couple of years and feed them well to build up energy in their roots. You can then begin harvesting them sustainably for many years.
Lift the asparagus crowns in June / July and separate them into individual plants. Using a spade, wedge open the bed and insert the crown with the roots in a fan shape. Space plants 30 cm apart in full sun. Water well and fertilise with an organic fertiliser every Aug / Sept.
Asparagus is a vegetable that requires patience to grow as it can take 1-2 years to become harvestable after planting bare asparagus roots, but these plants can produce harvests for a decade or longer. Gardeners seek asparagus varieties such as Purple Passion, Jersey Knight, and Mary Washington. These varieties can be found at burpee as seeds, bare roots, or plants ready to grow.
Stem Vegetable PlantsVegetable PlantsAsparagus PlantsOur asparagus plants are not supplied as asparagus crowns, but plant these compost block-grown specimens this season, and within 12 months you could be looking forward to some seriously succulent spears!
Asparagus plants need one or two growing seasons for the crowns to establish, so it's best not to harvest during this time. By the third year you should be able to enjoy heavier crops, especially with 'all mal