|Seeds per ounce:||875-1200|
|Ounces per square foot:||0.003|
|Minimum legal germination rate:||70%|
|Seed spacing (inches):||12|
|Germination type:||Long Germination|
Growing Asparagus is a permanent activity, because it's a perennial vegetable crop. It's very important to choose a growing area very carefully as they will spread.
Steps to Preparing an Asparagus Growing Bed:
Wait two years before harvesting your spears on newly planted roots (three years with seed). This gives your plants a chance to get established and strong.
The young spears are picked in the spring.
|In garden spacing (inches):||12|
|In flat spacing (inches):||Broadcast|
|Maximum number of plants per square foot:||2|
|Nutrient relationship:||Heavy Feeder|
|Days to maturity:||Seeds 4yrs
Roots 1 yr
|Harvesting period (days):||56|
|Minimum yields in pounds /square foot:||8|
|Diseases:||Fusarium Wilt - Protect by buying resistant varieties.|
|Insect pests:(Insect Pest Finder)||Asparagus Beetle|
|'Mary Washington' - commonly found variety. Bred for rust resistance.|
|'Jersey Giant' - rust and fusarium wilt resistant and yields early.|
|'Brock Imperial' - offers high yields.|
|'Princeville' - does well in warmer climates.|
|'Purple Passion' - sweet purple variety.|