Asparagus is an herbaceous, perennial plant which grows to 36 to 60" tall, with stout stems and clusters of feathery foliage.
Asparagus can be started from seed. You will need to germinate it indoors, and it will need more time before you can begin to harvest it.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Growing Habit
Asparagus doesn't like very hot humid areas or very mild winters.
- Spring Transplant, Spring
- Growing Season
- Cultivar Type
- Growing Conditions
- Cold, Cool, Warm
Asparagus likes a sunny spot. It can take some light shade, but won't be as productive. These plants should be sheltered from strong winds and well away from large trees or shrubs, with their vigorous feeder roots.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- 45°F - 85°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
Asparagus can be planted out in early spring, as soon as the soil is in workable condition. However there is no rush, as it will take up to three years before you get a good harvest. Some people say late spring (after all danger of frost is passed) is actually better, as the plants grow faster in the warmer soil and there is less danger of rot.
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
- Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cold, Cool, Warm)
Give the plants full sun and shelter from strong winds. Keep them well away from large trees and shrubs and their hungry roots.
The plants are fairly drought tolerant, but produce better if watered regularly. This is particularly important for young plants. Water deeply but infrequently to encourage deep rooting.
Asparagus is a fairly hungry plant and responds well to additional nutrients.
- Drought tolerant, Tolerates light frost, Tolerates hard frost, Needs lots of space
- Small Gardens?
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Sweet, mild, nutty and delicate.