Mary Washington Asparagus is a delicate and fresh flavored gourmet vegetable.
The large, tender spears are high-yielding and disease resistant. Unlike most vegetables, asparagus is a perennial. Once the plant has established, the tender spears come back year after year. Asparagus is excellent for canning and freezing.
Sow Easy seeds are pelleted with an all-natural coating made from a mix of clay, perlite, and FDA-approved food coloring. This coating adds some bulk to small seeds and stands out in the soil, making direct sowing and accurate spacing easier than ever. However, the coating does add a few days to the germination time when compared to uncoated seed.
- Flavor: Fresh and mild.
- Preparation Ideas: Can be used as an appetizer, side dish, or in stir fry.
- Plant Type: Vegetable
- Pelleted Seed Count: 70 Pelleted Seeds
- Grows Best In: Full Sun
- Days to Germination: 14-21 Days
- Days to Maturity: 725-730 Days
- Planting Depth: .5"
- Seed Spacing: Sow Mary Washington Asparagus seeds roughly 18" apart in rows, keeping rows approximately 2' apart.
- Disease Resistance: Asparagus Rust
Instructions: Start Mary Washington Asparagus seeds indoors 12-14 weeks before planting outdoors. Keep seeds moist in full sunlight. Transplant when 3"-5" apart. After one year, transplant to a permanent location where the plants can grow undisturbed. Harvest the first crop after three years, then every spring.
Suggestions: For the best flavor, harvest when the spears are pencil-thin and the buds on the tops form sharp points.