Asparagus originated near the Mediterranean Sea and was considered a delicacy by the ancient Greeks. Mary Washington Asparagus is easily grown from seed. Mary Washington is a female variety of Asparagus. It produces wonderful tasting spears. The plant in the fall produces fern like foliage, very pretty. Red berries that contain the seed for future plantings. Growing Asparagus from seed is much more economical as to purchasing crowns, though it takes patience as they fully mature in three years. Tasty spears are dark green with purple color at the tips. A perennial vegetable that you will enjoy for years to come. Heavy yields. 40+ Organic seeds.
~ planting ~
When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. Sow outdoors in mid spring in a rich, loose seed bed. It is recommend that you soak the seeds for 48 hours in warm water before sowing. Germination is slow so be patient. Seeds can also be started in the greenhouse or kitchen.
~ harvesting ~
Harvest every spring. (A light harvest can be done after two years, and regular harvesting after three years.)
~ additional instructions ~
- all seeds are heirloom, open-pollinated, organic & non-gmo (unless noted otherwise).
- detailed instructions are included with every seed package.
- inquire for discounts available on bulk quantities.