Asparagus Pacific Purple
Asparagus 'Pacific Purple'
Common Name: Asparagus Pacific Purple
Cultivar: 'Pacific Purple'
Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Average
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.90 m (90 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun||Spread: 0.60 m (60 cm)|
|Foliage Colour: Green|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
Harvest: May & June
- Other features: asparagus spears are delicious lightly steamed and served with melted butter; suitable for freezing; disease-resistant variety; asparagus should be allowed to establish into a strong plant before harvesting.
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Thick tasty purple spears are produced in May and early June. This is a high yielding variety that is super sweet when cooked. Not only does it make a delcious meal but the ferny foliage is also decorative in summer.
Asparagus are ideal for growing in a sheltered sunny area of the vegetable garden or allotment in well prepared ground to which lots of manure or compost has been added the previous autumn.
- Garden care: Keep the area weed free and water plants during dry weather. In autumn cut down the ferny stems once they have turned yellow. Before the spears appear in spring make a ridge of soil over each row and apply a dressing of Growmore.
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