Asparagus Seeds - Mary Washington
- 100 Seeds
- 2-3 Years to Full Harvest
- Fern-Like Growth Habit
- Vibrant Green Color
- Tender, Flavorful Spears
Mary Washington Asparagus stands as an heirloom variety that has graced gardens and tables for over a century. With its lineage tracing back to America's early 20th century, it's renowned for its resilience, productivity, and delectable taste, earning it a cherished spot in many home gardens.
Renowned for its succulent and tender spears, the Mary Washington variety offers a slightly nutty, sweet flavor, making it a favored choice among asparagus aficionados. Whether steamed, grilled, roasted, or enjoyed fresh, its delightful taste and crisp texture elevate any dish. Additionally, asparagus is known for its array of health benefits, being rich in fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions:
Asparagus is a perennial plant, rewarding patience with bountiful harvests for years to come. Start seeds indoors or sow directly after the last frost in well-draining, sandy soil. Choose a sunny spot and plant seeds about 1-2 inches deep, spacing them about 12-18 inches apart. In the initial years, allow the plant to establish, resisting the temptation to harvest. By the second or third year, as the plants mature, you can begin harvesting the delectable spears in spring. Regular watering and an annual top-dressing of compost will ensure robust growth.