Asparagus - Knowledgebase Question

Titusville, PA
Question by kshaffer1
June 7, 1998
Is it too late to plant asparagus in zone 5, Northwest PA?


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Answer from NGA
June 7, 1998

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Asparagus crowns are usually planted in the very early spring as soon as the ground can be worked, but I have planted them as late as mid-June with good success. Just be sure to keep them well watered and growing vigorously this summer to help compensate for the late start. You might also delay harvesting by a year to allow the plants ample time to become well established. Good luck with your asparagus!

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