Asparagus officinalis 'Mary Washington'
Approx: 20 seeds
Mary Washington Asparagus is a hardy and productive variety of asparagus that is widely recognized for its excellent flavor and reliability. This long-lived perennial is a staple in many home gardens and is known for its ability to produce bountiful harvests for many years.
Growing Mary Washington Asparagus is relatively easy and can be done in most climates as long as the soil is well-draining. This plant prefers full sun to partial shade and should be planted in a sunny spot with well-drained soil. The crowns of the plants should be planted about 12-18 inches deep and spaced about 18-24 inches apart. Once established, Mary Washington Asparagus is low-maintenance and requires only occasional watering.
It is important to note that asparagus should be given a few years to establish itself before harvesting the shoots. The first year after planting, the shoots should be left to grow and develop into ferns, which will help to establish a strong root system. In the second and subsequent years, the shoots can be harvested for a few weeks each spring.
With its ability to produce delicious and nutritious harvests for many years, Mary Washington Asparagus is a must-have for any home gardener looking to grow their own food. This reliable and productive variety is sure to be a staple in your garden for years to come!