Asparagus- Purple (Crown)

Asparagus officinalus

Crown, Supplied Loose (NOT TO NT, TAS, WA)

$6.50
Available 27/06/2022

  • Tender purple spears
  • Long lived perennial
  • High in antioxidants
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Estimated dispatch date: 27 Jun 2022
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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

Best Months to Plant
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Cool
Temperate
Sub-Tropical
Tropical
Arid
Quick Planting Guide
Method Sow direct
Sowing Depth 5cm
Season Winter and spring
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost Tender 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

Plant soon after delivery. A small amount of mould is normal on untreated crowns; prune any badly affected roots before planting.

  1. Choose a location in full sun with well draining soil.
  2. Dig over soil and enrich with compost and well-rotted manure.
  3. Space crowns 30cm apart.
  4. Dig a 30cm deep hole and make a mound in the centre.
  5. Place the crown on the mound and spread the roots out evenly.
  6. Cover with soil, making sure the centre of the crown is just below the surface.
  7. Do not harvest for the first year to let plants establish.
  8. Harvest tender spears in spring, cutting them just below the surface of the soil, and leave remaining foliage to grow during summer.

Shipping

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All orders are dispatched from our warehouse in Knoxfield, Victoria, Australia.

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    VIC, NSW, ACT, QLD, TAS, SA, NT WA
Small seed packets ONLY - Economy Delivery $2.50 or FREE on orders over $20 $5
Parcel Delivery Capped rate of $6.99
Express Delivery $15.00
     

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Parcel Delivery

Capped rate of $6.99

Express Delivery

Starting from $15.00
(Calculated by weight)
     
Live Plants - Live plants Capped rate of $10.00

*All orders sent to Western Australia are subject to mandatory inspection and fees by Quarantine WA. These fees are included in all shipping costs above.

**We will replace all orders that are lost or damaged in transit however we will not replace or refund orders simply because they were delivered later than estimated. Full details here.

 

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