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ASPARAGUS Mary Washington

Asparagus officinalis

Stock: Available

$3.50

Family: Asparagaceae

Sub family: Asparagoideae

Characteristics: Herbacaous perennial, edible spears

Seed per packet: Approx 20

Delicious early long straight large spears with tight tips. Resistance to some types of rust. Most popular variety in Australia in the 1940's.

Prefers a well composted moist well-drained soils in an open sunny position. Frost resistant but drought tender.

Tropical: Autumn and Winter. 
Temperate: Winter and Spring.
Cold: Spring.

Sow: 30mm deep.
For best results sow directly into soil where they are to grow.
Germination: 21 days.
Plant space: 20cm
Row space: 20cm
Maturity: 104 weeks

Feed regularly with a soluble fertiliser for stronger plants.To promote new growth harvest continuously.

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