Asparagus - Mary Washington

Asparagus - Mary Washington

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Asparagus Officinalis

Mary Washington Asparagus is an open-pollinated variety that was introduced in the USA in 1919 and came to Australia in 1929. It is an abundant producer that is also rust resistant, growing with thick stalks that bunch closely together for a better harvest.

Sow 10mm in Spring, full sun, in a deep well drained, well composted soil. Animal manures are beneficial. Germination approx. 21 days.

Note: Male plants produce thicker spears so female plants should be removed (female plants produce poisonous red berries). Plants die back every Winter and re-sprout every Spring. Plants should be grown without interference for the first 3 years to establish a strong root structure, once this is done plants will start producing thick spears that can be cut at ground level as they appear. 

10 seeds per packet