Mary Washington - Asparagus Seed


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Mary Washington Heirloom Asparagus was released in 1919 and quickly became a very popular standard asparagus variety. Succulent and tasty spears. Productive plants that grow up to 12″ tall. A light crop for harvest in 2 years; regular cuttings thereafter. A long lasting perennial plant. Zones 3-8.

Start seed indoors 10-14 weeks before last spring frost date. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is 65-75 degrees. Seeds may take 6-8 weeks to germinate. Set transplants into trenches 5-8" deep in early spring after the danger of frost has passed. When starting from seed, 2-3 years may be required before asparagus can be harvested. Plants harvested too heavily to early can become weak and spindly.

Scientific Name: Asparagus officinalis
Days to Maturity: 730-1095
Seed Depth: 1/2"
Days to Sprout: 42-56
Plant Spacing: 8-14"
Row Spacing: 24-36"
Light Requirements: Sunny
Plant Height: 3-7'
Life Cycle: Perennial
Frost Hardy: Yes