Asparagus - Knowledgebase Question

Lexington, KY
Question by JDS029
December 28, 1997
What variety of asparagus do you recommend for this area? We are having some landscaping done on 1/5/98. We would like the landscapers to prepare a bed for asparagus. How should we instruct them to prepare a bed? When can we plant? I would like the most mature crowns that you recommend. If we prepare two 12 inch tracts, how far should they be from each other? Should the plantings be apart; should they be staggered?


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Answer from NGA
December 28, 1997

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pick them! The plant matures by letting these spears turn into "ferny" foliage and this takes a few seasons. Don't cut the foliage down until late winter when it browns completely. The second year there will be more spears...sorry, don't pick them either. (You can pick a few that are about the diameter of your finger only. Wait until the third year to begin harvesting. pick them! The plant matures by letting these spears turn into "ferny" foliage and this takes a few seasons. Don't cut the foliage down until late winter when it browns completely. The second year there will be more spears...sorry, don't pick them either. (You can pick a few that are about the diameter of your finger only. Wait until the third year to begin harvesting.

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