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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:Asparagus Seeds - Mary Washington
    Botanical Name:Asparagus officinalis
    Life Cycle:Perennial
    Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Sun
    Planting Season:Warm Season
    Plant Type:Perennial Vegetable, Spears with Scale-like Tips
    Features:Heirloom, Wet Soil Tolerant, Container Garden, Deer Resistant
    Fruit Size:8 inch Shoots
    Days to Maturity:120-365 Days
    Plant Spacing:18-20 inches
    Planting Depth:1 inch
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow, Start Indoors
    Cold Stratification:Yes
    Seeds per Packet:2 g
    Seeds per Pound:12, 800
    Hardiness Zones:4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Ships:Year Round
  • 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

Global Rating: 5.00 from 2 reviews

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Patience required in waiting for plant growth

Nice thick crop growth at over 80% germination rate.


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Asparagus seeds Mary Washington

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

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