Asparagus Seeds - Purple Passion
- Seed Count: 10 Seeds
- Maturity Date: 2-3 years for full harvest
- Plant Type: Perennial
- Color: Deep Burgundy/Purple
- Spear Size: 7-9 inches
- Flavor Profile: Sweet, nutty
- Soil pH: 6.5-7.5
- Sun Requirements: Full sun
Purple Passion Asparagus, known for its striking color and sweet flavor, is a newer variety compared to traditional green asparagus. Originating from breeding programs that focused on enhancing both visual appeal and taste, this variety quickly gained popularity among gardeners and chefs for its unique qualities.
This asparagus is not only a visual treat with its deep burgundy spears but also a culinary delight. Its sweet, nutty flavor is more pronounced than that of green asparagus and is best enjoyed when spears are fresh and tender. It can be steamed, grilled, or roasted, with the added bonus that it doesn't require peeling due to its tender skin.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions:
Purple Passion Asparagus thrives in full sun and well-drained soil with a pH of 6.5-7.5. It's a perennial, so choosing a permanent spot is crucial. Plant seeds 1/2 inch deep in nutrient-rich soil. Water regularly to establish roots in the first year. Patience is key, as full harvesting can only begin in the 2nd or 3rd year. To maintain its color, it's best consumed fresh, as the purple fades when cooked.
Purple Passion Asparagus offers a unique gardening experience, combining visual beauty with exceptional taste. Its prolonged harvest period and perennial nature make it a rewarding investment for any garden enthusiast seeking to add both aesthetic and culinary value to their garden.