Asparagus

Asparagus Crowns

Spring Planting pre-orders begin Mid-January. Asparagus Crowns begin shipping in April.

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Keene Garlic’s new offering of asparagus crowns are a great addition to your spring garden. These high quality asparagus crowns are grown from seed and left in the field 2-3 years before harvested. The benefit of 2-year crowns is you can begin to harvest the following spring.

ABOUT ASPARAGUS:

  • Perennial Crop- Harvest tasty spears for many years to come!
  • Plant in spring & begin harvest the following spring
  • Easy to Grow!
  • Hardy from zones 4-8. (Millennium is hardy to zone 3)
  • Spears can be frozen &/or canned to extend your enjoyment
  • 2-year crowns

Basic Asparagus Growing Info

  • Location Considerations: Asparagus require full sun. Since asparagus is a perennial and can continue to produce up to 15+ years, choose a spot that will not get disturbed.
  • How Many to Order: Wondering how much to grow? Established asparagus plants produce about 1/2lb. of spears per bed foot in spring/early summer. If you are just getting asparagus established for the first time, we would recommend 5-10 crowns per person. (covers 15-30 row feet) If space is not an issue, you can always grow more as asparagus you can also freeze or can.
  • Soil Type: Asparagus prefers well drained soil with a pH between 6.8 and 7.2. We do not recommend mulching or fertilizing your asparagus until the roots are established. Be sure not to plant in any media containing bark or wood chips. Do not plant into containers smaller than 1 gallon.
  • Planting:
  1. Dig a trench about 12″-18″ wide & 8″ deep. Lay the root flat in the bottom of the trench with crown or top of root upright in the middle with “tentacles” spread evenly in each direction. Trenches should be 2-3 feet apart.
  2. Space plants in trench so “tentacles” touch, approximately 12″-18″ apart.
  3. Put only 2″-3″ of soil on top at planting time. Add more soil as the spears grow.
  4. Water ~1″ per week. Keep asparagus bed free of weeds.
  5. Allow plant to establish a healthy root system the first season & begin harvest the following spring.

 

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