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Asparagus - Pacific Purple - 82RW1

Asparagus - Pacific Purple - 82RW1

Details  A purple variety that is sweeter and less fibrous than green asparagus. Takes three years for the crowns to grow large enough before harvesting, though a small amount of light picking can be done in  the second year. Seed needs 18 to 23deg for germinating, once seedling shows itself transplant into its own 2L pot and and plant out about 12 months later, never let the first seedling spear get frosted, once that first spear grows its leaves its then frost hardy. . New seasons seed will be available MayBotanical name  Asparagus officinalisPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30 seedsGrower name  Richard Watson