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Asparagus is a long lasting perennial and the first vegetable harvested each spring. It is prized for its flavor, is rich in vitamins, minerals and is only 30 calories per cup. Compare this to the grocery price of fresh Asparagus and you can easily justify the effort of growing your own. Fun Fact: 12 crowns should provide enough fresh asparagus for one person for the season. Plant more if you are planning on freezing or canning the spears.
About this Variety
Purple Passion is a perennial vegetable that produces attractive purple spears that have a mild, nutty flavor and are reputedly sweeter than most other asparagus varieties. Provides excellent purple color if added to salads raw, but turns green when cooked.
- First vegetable to harvest in spring
- Great for cooking
- GMO Free
- Delicious spears full of beneficial vitamins and nutrients
- Grow your own edibles
Grows 3-4' tall
Plant 12-24" apart, 2" deep
Grow as Perennial in zones 3-8, Grow as Annual elsewhere.
Carefully select a spot that will receive at least 8 hours of sunlight in a well drained area that can be deeply dug to a depth of 8-10" to properly plant your asparagus. Growing conditions should be given the greatest of consideration since the bed will be most likely permanent. The edge or end of the garden are perfect spots.
For successful growing, plant asparagus in trenches four feet apart. Fertilization recommended (triple superphosphate applied during planting). Keep bed weed free.