Planting Asparagus

Planting Asparagus
Revised:  8/6/2012
Item number:  Ep. 1802 – Asparagus, Grass & Daffodils

UW-Extension Horticulture Educator Lisa Johnson shows how easy it is to plant asparagus by adhering to a few basic rules. She explains that bare root asparagus is best planted in spring with the roots pointing down in a six-inch trench. Johnson also recommends choosing male plants, which produce more spears. Good varieties include Jersey Night, Jersey Supreme, Jersey Prince and Purple Passion.

 

 

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