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This page gives instructions on how to buy asparagus seeds from David's Garden Seeds. Asparagus is one of the earliest of spring-harvested crops. This perennial is easily grown from crowns or roots, and once established will produce tender spears every spring for many years. We offer seeds as well as hardy, one-year-old crowns of reliable, standard varieties with complete, easy-to-follow growing information.
Asparagus Atlas 25 Non-GMO, Hybrid Seeds
Atlas is an excellent high-yielding asparagus variety for use in both green and white production. Harvest in about two to three years.
Asparagus Purple Passion 25 Non-GMO, Hybrid Seeds
Purple spears. Sweeter and more tender than green varieties, and a colorful option for raw eating in salads. Spears turn green when cooked, but retain their excellent flavor. Tighter spacing ( 6 to 8 inches) is recommended for best market size. Perennial. Suitable for growing in cool to warm climates. Burgundy colored. Low fiber spear with creamy green interior. Tightly compressed bud scales with tight, rounded tip. Later spear production protects from early frost damage. Mild and sweet tasting with 20% greater sugar content than green spears. Tolerant to fusarium but susceptible to rust. Great for specialty and gourmet retail markets and restaurant trade.
Asparagus Mary Washington 50 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
Mary Washington is the classic asparagus. This variety is a
high-yield perennial, and should provide a bountiful harvest for several
years to come. Plant once and it will grow for years producing lots of
asparagus spears. Recommend for Texas and other warm growing areas, as
well as cool growing areas. Harvest in about two years.
UC-157 Asparagus 100 Non-GMO, Hybrid Seeds
Most widely grown asparagus variety in the world. It was developed at the University of California at Riverside in 1978. It is the 2nd generation hybrid produced from the original UC 157. Shows earliness in production, multi-spear initiation (3 to 5 at a time), uniformity in color & size, and heavier yields than other commercial varieties. 3 to 4 feet tall. Light cuttings in 2 years. Excellent choice for market growers, and home gardens. Tolerant of Rust and highly tolerant of Fusarium Wilt. Harvest in about two to three years.
Asparagus UC-72, 100 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds
A superior Mary Washington variety that produces earlier, larger and more uniform yields of dark green spears with fairly compact heads. Spears are 6 to 12 inches long and 1/2 inches in diameter. More heat and drought tolerant than other varieties. May take 2 to 3 years to reach full production but can bear for 15 to 20 yrs. Prefers full sun. Excellent choice for market growers and home gardeners. Tolerant of Fusarium Wilt and Rust. Harvest in about two to three years.
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All of the variety information on the David's Garden Seeds® website, including the days to
maturity, color and size are based on data from tests done at specific
locations. Many factors, including geographic location, daytime and
nighttime temperatures, the availability of plant nutrients, many unknown climate factors and insects/pest interact to determine a variety's
performance. For information on which varieties will perform best in
your area, we recommend that you contact your local county extension agent or a Master Gardener.
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