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Asparagus Seeds - Mary Washington HEIRLOOM - OPEN POLLINATED

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  • Grows 36-48 Inches
  • Light cuttings in 2 years; Regular cuttings thereafter
  • Adaptable to full sun or partial shade

Product Description

The Mary Washington is the classic asparagus. This variety is a high-yield perennial vegetable, and should provide a bountiful harvest for several years to come. Plant Mary Washington Asparagus vegetable seeds in full to partial sun in well-drained soil.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Mary Washington Asparagus
    Botanical Name:Asparagus officinalis "Mary Washington"
    Type:Heirloom
    Size at Maturity:36" - 48"
    Days to Maturity:Light cuttings in 2 years; Regular cuttings thereafter
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Time:Warm Season
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow
    Planting Depth:1"
    Plant Spacing:18"
    Seeds per Pound:NA
    Hardiness Zones:All
    Ships:Year-round
    Average Seeds Per Packet:~80-90
  • Planting Instructions

    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” 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” 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.

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Product Reviews

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Global Rating: 5.00 from 2 reviews
Asparagus Seeds - Mary Washington 5.0

Review By Carole Lynne Davies

Patience required in waiting for plant growth

Nice thick crop growth at over 80% germination rate.

Asparagus Seeds - Mary Washington 5.0

Review By daniel salach

Asparagus seeds Mary Washington

Planted about 1/2 of them and abut 80% came up not bad.

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