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Introducing Mary Washington Asparagus Plants – the epitome of garden freshness and culinary delight! These robust plants boast tender spears and vibrant green foliage, providing a flavorful addition to any meal.

Spear Description:

Mary Washington Asparagus spears are renowned for their tender texture and exquisite flavor. Each spear emerges from the soil with a delicate tip and gradually matures into a slender, succulent stalk. Known for their mild, nutty taste and tender bite, these spears are a versatile ingredient in a variety of dishes, from salads and stir-fries to soups and side dishes.

Plant Description:

Mary Washington Asparagus plants are characterized by their vigorous growth and feathery green foliage. At maturity, these plants typically reach a height of 4-5 feet, with fern-like leaves that add ornamental appeal to the garden. They thrive in well-drained soil with ample sunlight, though they can tolerate partial shade. With proper care and maintenance, including regular watering and occasional fertilization, Mary Washington Asparagus plants can provide a bountiful harvest of tender spears for years to come.

Growing Requirements:

  • Soil: Well-drained, fertile soil is essential for Mary Washington Asparagus plants.
  • Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Watering: Regular watering is crucial, especially during the growing season, to keep the soil consistently moist. Asparagus plants have moderate water needs and should not be allowed to dry out completely.
  • Fertilization: Apply a balanced fertilizer in early spring to promote healthy growth and spear production. Asparagus plants are heavy feeders and may benefit from additional fertilization throughout the growing season.
  • Harvesting: Begin harvesting spears when they reach 6-8 inches in length, snapping them off at ground level or cutting them with a knife. Avoid over-harvesting during the first year to allow the plants to establish a strong root system.