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PURPLE ASPARAGUS is a gourmet's choice with a refined sweet flavor and tender texture due to its having 20% more sugar than ordinary asparagus. When cooked, the purple turns to green and the flavor becomes mildly nutty and creamy, though it is delightful picked fresh and served raw as well. Because it is not stringy or tough like other varieties, you can eat the whole spear without waste! I enjoy picking them and adding fresh to my salads. An additional benefit for the home gardener is that Purple Passion can be planted closer together in your permanent bed -- spacing 6"-8" apart, rather than 12"-18". Fall is the best time to plant these. Plant 6" deep in a generously composted bed. And because it emerges later than ordinary varieties, you do not have to worry about frost damage. Plants send up feathery fronds to 4' and then in second year the pointed smoky purple spears begin to emerge. Pick before they are 5" high for best and most tender flavor. You can harvest for about 8 weeks before they set seed. Resistance to fusarian, rust, root and crown rot. You will get ten (10) #1 bare root crowns. Plant immediately upon receipt so they have time to get established before winter sets in. Choose your site with care as asparagus typically produces for 10-15 years. I have grown asparagus successfully in deep window boxes on my porch. Either way, give much consideration to the location so that your investment produces a long time. Shipping will commence September 27, 2021 and the supply is limited so reserve now. I always sell out quickly.
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