Asparagus Has Gone By - Knowledgebase Question

Cannon Falls, MN
Question by lhenderson4
May 11, 1998
If my asparagus set past the eating stage, do I leave the stalk or would I be better off breaking off the adult stalk? This is while it is producing edible stalks.

Answer from NGA
May 11, 1998


Definitely leave the stalks in place! As they grow, they store carbohydrates in the crown of the plant, helping it grow larger so it'll produce more spears for eating next spring. Enjoy!

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