Purple Asparagus
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Pacific Purple Asparagus...

Pacific Purple Asparagus...

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This new purple variety is high performing, producing higher yields than Purple Passion as well as many of the green varieties. It is unique in the way it holds a deep purple color through the season and is very tender with a sweet flavor, distinctive from green varieties. As Pacific Purple produces especially large-sized spears, we recommend planting the crowns 8 inches apart rather than at the usual 12 inch spacing.

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Pacific Purple Asparagus Plants

The pacific purple asparagus plants were bred by Dr. Peter Falloon from Aspara Pacific in New Zealand. This new purple variety is high performing, producing higher yields than Purple Passion as well as many of the green varieties. It is unique in the way it holds a deep purple color through the season and is very tender with a sweet flavor, distinctive from green varieties. As Pacific Purple produces especially large-sized spears, we recommend planting the crowns 8 inches apart rather than at the usual 12 inch spacing. This practice will produce more normal-sized diameter spears. We highly recommend this variety.

Best in Zones:
3 - 8
Flavor:
Good
Freezing Quality:
Excellent
special features
We recommend a soil pH level of 7.0 - 7.2 for asparagus plants.
special features
Asparagus plants produce a light harvest in the 2nd year, a larger harvest the 3rd year, and a full harvest in subsequent years.

Planting Information for Asparagus Plants

Spacing

  • 12" – 14" between plants unless otherwise specified
  • 6" – 8" between plants is recommended for Purple Passion
  • 3’ between rows
  • Furrows should be 8" – 10" deep for most soils
  • Furrows of 8" is recommended for heavier clay–like soils

Irrigation

  • Pacific purple asparagus plants  need a well–drained site
  • Lighter soils may require more frequent watering
  • Important to maintain moisture during establishment year

Fertilization

  • Before planting add 5lbs of 10–10–10 per 100 sq ft
  • In establishment year dress in August with 1 lb 10–10–10 per 100 sq ft and work into top 2" of soil
  • In following years use 2lbs 10–10–10 per 100 sq ft in early spring and again following harvest
  • Lime, bone meal, and super phosphate help maintain proper soil levels
  • pH: 7.0–7.2 This is very important

 

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These are Male Hybrids: Fresh, Live, Large Roots, NON GMO

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Additional Information

Size

1, 10, 5, 25, 50

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