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

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Julie Qualle (Fitchburg, US)
Amazingly Easy to Grow!

This was the first time ever trying asparagus seeds. The packet said they would take 10 days to sprout, but they were up and happy in under a week. I can't wait to see how they do outside!

Thank you for your wonderful review and for choosing our Mary Washington asparagus seeds! We're thrilled to hear that your first experience with growing asparagus from seeds was a success.Thank you again for your positive feedback, and we hope that your Mary Washington asparagus bring you an abundant harvest in the years to come.

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