Jersey Giant Asparagus Plant

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The Asparagus Jersey Giant (Asparagus 'Jersey Giant') a spring-planted herbaceous root, produces large quantities of quality spears of green Asparagus. The spears can be up to 7 to 9 inches long and they grow profusely on vigorous plants. They are very tasty and meaty!

These are a male hybrid with lovely green spears and purple-tinged spears and new growth, these hold color when cooked and are packed with nutrients and fiber! Fresh, juiced, steamed, or baked, the mild yet unique flavor is accented by lemon, bacon, or Rosemary, and goes great with meat and pasta!

Jersey Giant is a very productive plant and yields 2-4 times more spears than other varieties. Cold-hardy throughout USDA growing zones 3 through 8, these spears turn into airy clouds of fine-textured dainty green foliage if you do not harvest them. Growing to a 4-5 foot tall clump that can spread to 12-18 inches wide.

Planting and Application:

Plant in cut flower gardens and among Roses or Perennials as lacy backdrops and frilly filler for vase arrangements! Usually, Asparagus has tiny yellowish flowers, but this variety is a male plant that won't produce seeds. Companion plants for Asparagus are Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplant, Strawberries, and many different herbs.

The big meaty spears are flavorful and mild but are a superfood that are perennial additions to the vegetable and kitchen gardens alike. Add the airy foliage of older plants looks great in cut flower bouquets or in garden beds and borders as a back-of-the-border airy backdrop.

  • Thick Tender Edible Spears
  • Green With Purple Tinges
  • Vigorous & Profuse Growth
  • Perennial Vegetable With Loads of Nutrients
  • Airy Green Foliage if not Harvested

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Asparagus needs plenty of room to grow and spread underground, so provide a sunny and well-drained plot with fluffy enriched soil. If you have very soggy soil or poor drainage, plant the Asparagus roots in a raised bed to increase drainage. Plant bareroot Asparagus 1-foot apart in rows 4 feet apart, about 6-8 inches deep. Water well and provide moderate moisture once established.

  • Very Frost Hardy 2-9 in Partial Shade
  • Average to Sandy Well-Drained Soil
  • Regular Moisture Needs
  • Harvest While Finger to Pencil in Girth
  • Prune Back Unharvested Foliage in Late Autumn
  • Disease Resistant

Delicious and nutritious, the Jersey Giant Asparagus plant is one of the few perennial garden vegetables available in cold growing zones! Order your plants and bareroot Asparagus today from and we'll ship as soon as it's prime planting season in your growing zone!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Jersey Giant Asparagus Plant Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Asparagus 'Jersey Giant'
Type Vegetable
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Edible Spears
Foliage Edible Spears
Foliage Color Green & Purple Tinges
Harvest Time Early Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Foliage Yellows