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Mary Washington Asparagus Seed
Description & Nutritional Value
"Mary Washington" asparagus (Asparagus officinalis "Mary Washington") is one of the older and most common asparagus varieties. 'Mary Washington' is an heirloom variety with rust-resistant, uniform stalks. Asparagus is a hardy perennial with thick, succulent shoots that are harvested in April to early May, leaving younger shoots for future growth. Asparagus is high in vitamin K and many minerals.
How To Grow
To grow "Mary Washington" asparagus from seed, fill a 1 1/2-inch-deep seed flat with sterile potting soil and sow the seeds 1/2-inch deep and 2 inches apart in the flat. Water the potting soil to keep it moist and grow in a sunny window for one year before transplanting it to a permanent bed outdoors. Start the seeds in spring one year before transplanting a permanent bed. Water the asparagus after planting and as needed to keep the soil moist but not wet. "Mary Washington" asparagus days to maturity extend to about three years for the first small crop. Growing asparagus is a joy for gardeners of all ages and skill levels, and with Mary Washington Asparagus this joy becomes a true treat.
How To Use
With this heirloom asparagus, you will enjoy both gardening success and delicious dishes year after year. If you're looking for delectable spears with a heavier yield, cast your vote for this American classic. Mary Washington Asparagus is a semi-hardy perennial garden favorite, beloved for its buttery and robust flavor and beautiful fern-like foliage. This tasty variety produces enough asparagus crowns to keep your family dining on nutritious greens from spring into early summer. Add a rich verdant flavor when blanched, julienned, and added to a salad. Or try adding Mary Washington Asparagus to your favorite pasta dish.
All Seeds are grown and packaged in the U.S. (Each bag is individually labeled)
All seed lots are tested for germination.
Works great with any type of sprouter.