Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis 'Jersey Knight') in the Asparagus Database

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Life cycle: Perennial
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Vegetable
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Bees

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Location: Kitchen.Date: June
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Location: Asparagus gardenDate: April to MayHeads emerging.
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Location: Asparagus gardenDate: JuneSome are too tall, then the best taste is gone. Snap off at the b
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Location: Asparagus gardenDate: April to MayYummy!
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Location: Asparagus gardenDate: MarchReady to grow. All rows covered with a thick layer of our own com
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Location: Asparagus gardenDate: WinterSnow is very beneficial
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Location: Asparagus gardenDate: Late JulyEventually the picking has to end and the plants have to gather s
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Location: Asparagus gardenDate: JuneThis is what happens when a friend promises to pick while we were
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Location: Waiting to be brought insideDate: JuneAt this point in June we're often having 50 or more for dinner
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Location: Asparagus gardenDate: April to MayReady for picking
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Location: Compost binsDate: SpringNow it's compost!
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Location: Compost bins/chipping pileDate: Late NovemberReady for chipping. Then another bin of compost will be made.
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Location: Asparagus gardenDate: After ThanksgivingAt this point, when they've yellowed, it's time to cut them back
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Posted by pirl (Southold, Long Island, NY - Zone 7a) on Aug 24, 2014 4:42 PM

Asparagus is my favorite of all vegetables. It arrives in April to May and by mid-May it's the evening vegetable du jour every night until very late June. It's not uncommon for us to share 56 asparagus for dinner. Obviously, it doesn't cause gout, though those afflicted with it are told to refrain from asparagus and beer. I can't even take the smell of beer, but the aroma of asparagus, roasting in the oven with garlic, is one of life's greatest pleasures.

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