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Long-Lived Perennial Asparagus Vegetables!

Asparagus are long-lived perennial vegetable plants that can produce reliably for over 15 years! Sending up tender, delicious spears which are the young shoots of the mature plant.

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These vegetables are incredibly healthful and flavorful, high in antioxidants, Vitamin E and K, and Folic Acid, a great cruciferous vegetable that aids gut health, and may have anti-cancer properties!

Steamed or sauteed, Asparagus is an upscale, easy vegetable and side dish that goes hand in hand with any main course or stand-alone high-end, delicious appetizer! You can also juice the spears or whiz them up in your morning smoothies, bake them into quiche or eggs, and add to an elegant risotto!

Types of Asparagus Plants

Asparagus are available in traditional Asparagus green, green with purple highlights, entirely burgundy/purple, or can even be blanched (covered as they grow to prevent photosynthesis) to keep the spears white.

Some of Nature Hills' favorite Asparagus include:

  • Jersey Knight Asparagus Plant
  • Purple Passion Asparagus Plant
  • Jersey Giant Asparagus Plant
  • Jersey Supreme Asparagus Plant
  • Mary Washington Asparagus
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The main harvest is in the spring but later spears can also appear and be harvested later in the growing season as well.

Harvest by snapping/cutting them off near the ground level once they get 6-10 inches tall. Leave behind a few spears of each plant to ensure the plant can make food for the roots.

Vegetable garden companion plants for Asparagus include Basil, Parsley, Dill, and other herbs, Grape vines, Nightshades like Tomatoes, Nasturtiums, and Strawberries.

When left in the ground and allowed to grow, Asparagus becomes airy clouds of very fine-textured greenery with tiny little flowers and berry-like seed pods in the summer/fall. Florists love the plumes of greenery for bouquets and floral décor! Just keep in mind that the feathery Asparagus plant can grow 3 to 4 feet tall.

Growing & Caring For Asparagus

As long as you start them off on the right foot, they are easy to grow!

Available in potted or bareroot, Asparagus crowns are best planted in either spring or fall. Space plants 18 inches apart in holes or trenches about 8 inches deep and 10 inches wide. Spread the roots out and cover the crown with soil, then water in well. Apply compost yearly when putting your Asparagus bed to sleep for the winter months.

Cold-hardy, and heat-tolerant, Asparagus grows best in full sun and well-drained, nutrient-rich soil. Once planted, Asparagus takes two growing seasons before maturing and producing spears.

Homeowners can also plant Asparagus in raised beds or containers when space is limited, or when drainage in the ground isn’t adequate.

Tasty Asparagus Crowns Shipped To Your Doorstep!

Order your healthful and flavorful perennial Asparagus from Nature Hills today and start enjoying years of harvests! Order at (402) 934-8116 today!

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