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Planting Asparagus Crowns (Late Fall)

Asparagus    New Jersey

I just purchased some purple passion asparagus crowns. They will be here next week (Nov. 11th). My question is, can I plant them ASAP using the right fertilizer and soil mix or compost? If not, how do I store them (exactly) for the next 4 months???? I live in New Jersey (North East). Thank you all in advance....


Posted by: Alfonse Cinquemani (1 point) Alfonse Cinquemani
Posted: November 3, 2016




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Definitely! As long as the ground isn't frozen. I would grow in a raised bed. With a lot of organic matter incorporated into the soil.
Inside a 8 in trench. 18inches apart.
I wouldn't pick spears for the first two years. In the 3rd year spring pick a few here and ther , mainly female spears. Female asparagus is thin and produces seeds. males are thick.
Just let it grow and die down for year1-3 and year four harvest and feast away!
Companion plants for asparagus are nasturtiums and parsley.


To store crowns over winter you would have to store in a ziplock with moist perlite or sand in a dark cool place. Checking periodically for mold.


Posted by: deactivated (16 points) deactivated
Posted: November 3, 2016


Alfonse Cinquemani commented,
Thank you very much. I cant harvest even though the crowns are 2 years old???? Sorry, new at this
almost 3 years ago.

deactivated commented,
Even with crowns being two years old they will need time to re establish themselves...with all the time invested in those asparagus you will definitely receive payment year after year.
almost 3 years ago.

Alfonse Cinquemani commented,
Thank you very much. Big help
almost 3 years ago.



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