Sweet purple bare root asparagus
Asparagus 'Sweet Purple'
Asparagus 'Sweet Purple'
Asparagus 'Sweet Purple'
Asparagus 'Sweet Purple'
Asparagus 'Sweet Purple'
Asparagus 'Sweet Purple'

Asparagus 'Sweet Purple'

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PRE ORDERS WILL SHIP 3RD WEEK OF MARCH 2024 WEATHER DEPENDENT 

The Asparagus officinalis 'Sweet Purple'Asparagus is a long-lived perennial vegetable crop that is enjoyed by many gardeners. It can be productive for 20 or more years if given proper care. This newer purple cultivar has a unique dark purple color and has a higher sugar content, giving it a sweeter flavor than the green foliage asparagus and are able to be eaten cooked or raw. Spears are considered to be less fibrous than other varieties and tender to the base. 

Learn more on how to plant & care for asparagus.

Full sun to partial sun.

Pet safe, non-toxic

Flavor Profile: Mild, slightly sweet, nutty, tender.

Culinary Use:  Raw in salads, light cooking, sautéing, roasting.

Additional features: Disease Resistant, Pet Safe, and Self-pollinating

This pack of Sweet Purple Asparagus comes Bare Root and is a 2 Yr Old.

Light: Full to partial shade

Hardiness zone: 3-9 View Map

Characteristics: Unique dark purple foliage. Blooms in early spring. Will keep for 1 to 2 weeks with little loss of quality. Once harvested store in the refrigerator at 38° - 40° F.

Growth Rate: Moderate

Soil, Water, Fertilize: Deeply worked, fertile humus enriched soil. Set crowns 12"-18” apart.

*Due to California Department of Agriculture, we cannot ship this item to the state of California

*We cannot send plants to Alaska or Hawaii.

*Pictures shown are of mature plants.

Harvest asparagus by snapping 7"-9" spears with tight tips. There is no need to cut asparagus below the soil with a knife. This may injure other buds on the crown that will send up new spears. The small stub that is left in the soil after snapping, dries up and disintegrates. A new spear does not come up at the same spot but comes up from another bud that enlarges on another part of the crown.

Asparagus is very perishable and should be harvested in the morning when air temperatures are cool. After picking, immerse the spears in ice-cold water to remove the heat; then drain the water and place the spears in plastic bags.

Harvest asparagus by snapping 7"-9" spears with tight tips. There is no need to cut asparagus below the soil with a knife. This may injure other buds on the crown that will send up new spears. The small stub that is left in the soil after snapping, dries up and disintegrates. A new spear does not come up at the same spot but comes up from another bud that enlarges on another part of the crown.

Asparagus is very perishable and should be harvested in the morning when air temperatures are cool. After picking, immerse the spears in ice-cold water to remove the heat; then drain the water and place the spears in plastic bags.

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Hardiness zone for this plant: 3 - 9

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