These are asparagus crowns which are a living vegetable root sock, not a seed. Asparagus planted from seed takes 3 years to be ready to harvest. When planting from a crown, these one-year-old asparagus crowns will need two years of growth prior to harvesting. Be patient the first year of cutting by limiting spear harvesting to a 10-day period. The Mary Washington variety of asparagus was developed around 1900 for greater disease resistance. It is known as a vigorous growing and productive asparagus bred to resist the disease known as Asparagus Rust. This variety is a favorite of many Back to Eden Gardeners. Asparagus is a perennial vegetable that thrives in no-till, wood chip garden growing conditions. It will be the most tender, sweet, crispy asparagus you've ever tasted. When harvested it will literally be dripping with juicy flavorful moisture!
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