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Asparagus officinalis 'Sweet Purple'

Larger and more tender option to green asparagus. Wonderfully mild, nutty flavor when cooked; 20% higher sugar content than green varieties makes for a more flavorful asparagus. Spears turn green when cooked.

Plant in well-drained soil in full sun. Resists fusarium, rust, and crown rot.

Planting and Maintenance Info:

Light Requirements: Full Sun

For best results follow planting instructions on the back of this package. Do not harvest asparagus the year it is planted. A light harvest may be taken the second season. Harvest spears with tight tips by snapping the 7-9 inch stalks near the ground. Once established, pick all the spears produced as allowing them fern out gives the asparagus beetles a home to lay their eggs.

Plant Height:

24-36 Inches

Bloom Time:

Harvest late spring to early summer

Hardiness Zone:

3-10 Find your zone


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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.