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Asparagus Mary Washington

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Asparagus Mary Washington is a delicate and fresh flavored gourmet treat. The large and tender spears are high-yielding and disease resistant. They are perennial and can be harvested year after year. They are excellent for canning and freezing.

Characteristics: A delicate and fresh flavored gourmet treat. The large and tender spears are high-yielding and disease resistant. Perennials - can be harvested year after year. Good for canning and freezing.

Flavor: Fresh and mild

Preparation Ideas: Can be used as an appetizer, side dish, or in stir fry

Plant Type: Vegetable

Grows Best In: Full Sun

Days to Germination: 14-21 Days

Days to Maturity: 725-730 Days

Planting Depth: .5"

Seed Spacing: 2'/18"

Disease Resistance: Asparagus rust

Instructions: Start seeds indoors 12-14 weeks before planting outdoors. Keep seeds moist in full sunlight. Transplant when 3-5 inches apart. After one year, transplant to a permanent location where the plants can grow undisturbed. Harvest the first crop after three years, then every spring.

Suggestions: For the best flavor, harvest when the spears are pencil-thin and the buds on the tops form sharp points.

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