Asparagus- Purple (Crown)

Asparagus officinalus

  • Tender purple spears
  • Long lived perennial
  • High in antioxidants
  • NOT TO NT, TAS, WA

Crown, Each
$7.00
Crowns are seasonal products, available from winter to early spring. Sold out for 2023.
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Description

Asparagus- Purple (Crown)

Asparagus officinalus

NOT TO NT, TAS, WA

  • Tender purple spears
  • Long lived perennial
  • High in antioxidants

A long-lived deciduous perennial that can produce edible spears for 20 years or more when left undisturbed in the garden. Spears begin to emerge in spring, followed by delicate green fern-like foliage which will turn yellow and die down in autumn.

Purple asparagus produces strong straight spears with a rounded tip that are best harvested when young. Purple asparagus has a higher sugar content and less fibre than green asparagus, meaning that it is sweeter and more tender. The purple colouring comes from anthocyanins (antioxidants) in the skin, while the flesh inside is pale green to creamy white. Spears can be eaten raw or flash fried with olive oil, lemon juice and salt. The purple colour fades with cooking.

An asparagus crown is the year-old roots and rhizomes of the plant that is dug up and sold bare-rooted (without soil). Crowns will give you a head start when establishing asparagus, meaning that you can begin harvesting spears at least a year earlier.  

Product code: Z-ASP-02

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Quick Planting Guide
Method Sow direct
Sowing Depth 5cm
Season Winter and spring
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost Hardy Perennial
Row Spacing 35cm
Plant Spacing 35cm
Plant Height 150cm
Position Full sun, rich well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 365 days

How To Grow

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Ratings & Reviews

Asparagus- Purple (Crown)

Amazing size, quality and they are fresh not all dried up like crowns from other stores and for a great price
David W 28 July 2022