Bulk Asparagus Seeds - "Mary Washington"

Asparagus officinalis "Mary Washington"

Bulk Asparagus Seeds - "Mary Washington"
  • Grows 36-48 Inches
  • Light cuttings in 2 years; Regular cuttings thereafter. Recommended for Zones 3-9. Heirloom, Open Pollinated
  • Adaptable to full sun or partial shade
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  • Grows 36-48 Inches
  • Light cuttings in 2 years; Regular cuttings thereafter. Recommended for Zones 3-9. Heirloom, Open Pollinated
  • Adaptable to full sun or partial shade
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PLANT MARY WASHINGTON ASPARAGUS SEEDS - GROW HEIRLOOM ASPARAGUS

A favorite of gardeners looking for superb taste, Mary Washington spears are dependably tender, thick, straight and rich dark green wit a purple tinge.  Uniform in size, Mary Washington Asparagus usually measure 10" in length. 

  • Grows 36-48 Inches
  • Light cuttings in 2 years; Regular cuttings thereafter. Recommended for Zones 3-9. Heirloom, Open Pollinated
  • Adaptable to full sun or partial shade
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Botanical NameAsparagus officinalis "Mary Washington"
Planting TimeWarm Season
Plant Life CycleAnnual
TypeHeirloom, Open Pollinated
Sowing MethodDirect Sow
Light RequirementsSun / Partial Shade
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When to plant:

  • Depending on the temperature of the soil, it can take asparagus seeds up to two months to germinate.
  • Time the planting to be ready to transplant the shoots 10 to 12 weeks later.
  • The best time to plant the shoots into your perennial bed is in early spring, after all danger of frost has passed.

How to plant:

  • Though it takes 3 years to harvest from seed, once established, the asparagus plant is long-lived and loyal, staying in the garden for 15 years or longer. Because of this, choose your asparagus planting site wisely!
  • Asparagus plants like full sun, in well-drained soil.
  • It’s best to start your asparagus seeds in flats, planting 1 inches deep.
  • Keep asparagus beds well weeded and cut plants back to 1" in autumn and mulch with organic matter.
  • Asparagus is a perennial that needs a cold period for dormancy.

When to Harvest:

  • Begin the asparagus harvest when plants are 3 years old and fully developed.
  • Cut spears slightly below soil level being careful not to damage underground spears on their way up.
  • Harvest when spears are 8-10 inches tall and about the diameter of a pencil.
  • Catch them before the buds begin to feather out, by that time it’s too late to harvest.