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Asparagus Seeds - Mary Washington HEIRLOOM - OPEN POLLINATED

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  • Classic high-yielding perennial vegetable
  • 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 Height:36-48 inches
    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

    How to Grow Mary Washington Asparagus

    When to Plant Asparagus

    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.

    Where to Plant Asparagus

    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.

    How to Plant Asparagus

    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.

    How to Harvest Asparagus

    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.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

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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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