Asparagus Pacific Purple

Asparagus 'Pacific Purple'

Asparagus Pacific Purple - Asparagus  'Pacific Purple'

Common Name: Asparagus Pacific Purple
Genus: Asparagus
Cultivar: 'Pacific Purple'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 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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