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Asparagus Plant Collection

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Gorgeous in the garden! Large tender-sweet stalks give way to tall, leafy ferns — definitely the queen of spring vegetables. This Collection includes plenty of crowns for a nice-sized patch or linear row. Absolutely delicious steamed, roasted, grilled and chilled. While asparagus plants are self-pollinating, the other variety in this collection will serve to give you an abundance of stalks.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Liked the idea of more than one variety.
Mike on Apr 30, 2020
Its for a new garden and I have a huge bed ready for these.
Eric D on Apr 1, 2020
Liked the idea of more than one variety.
Mike on Apr 30, 2020
We love asparagus! We just built a new area of our garden and we wanted to add asparagus.
Seira G on Apr 28, 2020
Its for a new garden and I have a huge bed ready for these.
Eric D on Apr 1, 2020
Starting a new asparagus bed.
Gary J G on Apr 1, 2020
It???s a good collection
Lee Willis L on Mar 17, 2020
Love asparagus from the garden.
JOHN S on May 17, 2019
If you have ever had asparagus fresh from the garden, you would not have to ask
KEVIN N on Apr 3, 2019
want to have a variety of plants in the garden
angela h on Mar 18, 2019
I wanted to try both varieties so I chose this plant collection.
Melissa J on Feb 24, 2017
We enjoy nutritious foods and especially love asparagus season. Teaching my children the joy and pride in growing and harvesting your efforts.
Scott S on Feb 20, 2017
We love this veggie and wanted both
Vilay N on Apr 10, 2016
I had these plants before and they produced very well.
Sandy B on Mar 9, 2016
We love asparagus! We just built a new area of our garden and we wanted to add asparagus.
Seira G on Apr 28, 2020
Starting a new asparagus bed.
Gary J G on Apr 1, 2020
The description says 50 plants total in the variety collection, will it be 25 of each type or could it be more of one type and less of another?
Lorrie on May 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: There are 30 Purple Passion and 20 Jersey Knight in this Collection.
JASPER M on Nov 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Because weather and soil conditions vary so much from year to year and even within your zone, it's best to think of your planting time as a range of favorable conditions instead of an exact time.

You can plant new plants and trees: 1) when the ground is not frozen, 2) when daytime temperatures are above freezing (32??F) and below 90??F, and 3) when extreme weather (blizzard, hail, torrential rain, etc.) is not in the forecast. Be sure to keep plants watered if you're transplanting in warm and/or dry weather.
how old are the roots?
Joe P on Mar 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Our asparagus crowns are one year old when we ship them out.
It says the collection includes 50 plants but then also says 10 of each plant. How many plants are there? Thank you.
Julia L on Mar 29, 2020
BEST ANSWER: It has been a while, but as I remember there are 5 groupings of 10 plants each. So the different kinds are grouped in 5 groups of 10. Like 3 tens of one kind and 2 tens of the other kind, something like that?
Will i have asparagus this year if i buu this?
Chad L on May 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I planted my asparagus in the fall of 2016 and I was able to harvest from some crowns in the spring of 2018, although not all crowns are producing spears that are thick enough to harvest at this point. The first year growth is generally very thin, so be sure not mistake it for a weed and then pull it out!
Starting with 10 crowns, will they multiply next year and have more crowns?
Donna B on Jan 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi Donna, unfortunately the crowns do not multiply. One crown equals one plant. The crowns are planted about 16 inches deep into the soil and that???s how the next years stalks are produced. The crowns will send out roots approximately 3 foot deep and 3 feet in each direction. It will take approximately three years before you can start taking a hard picking of each asparagus plant. Once the plants are established in the ground, the plants/bed will produce for years.
I hope this information is helpful. Mark
How old are these crowns? 2 years? 3 years?
Janna W on Apr 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Our asparagus crowns come in a package of 10, which are one-year-old crowns.
Do you sell 3 year old roots so harvest can be had this year?
Gary A on Mar 29, 2020
BEST ANSWER: About 40 percent of what I got in spring 2018 is of harvest size spring of 2020. I'm not surprised by this. The plants arrived healthy and about 80+ percent survived to date. Hope this helps.
What is the age of the crowns?
Terrel H on Jul 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: They are one-year-old crowns.
why dont you state specifically what varieties and how many of each are in each collection?
Scott O on Jun 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The information you're looking for is stated above. The varieties in this collection are Jersey Knight and Purple Passion, and there are 10 crown of each variety included.

Customer Reviews

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Healthy plants in the second year
We planted these in the spring of 2018 by the spring of 2019 they are sending up big fat asparagus shoots. The purple ones are gorgeous. I feel like we could have already harvested lightly this year, but we are holding off until next. So far, the plants seem very robust.
May 3, 2019
over 2 years ago
sturdy crowns
This is the second year for my crowns, and the stalks coming up are nice and fat this year - looks like the real harvesting will begin! I also think I didn't plant them in a place with quite enough sun. However, it's worth the wait for the fresh asparagus. I would purchase again.
May 4, 2016
over 6 years ago
All 100 lived!
We ordered 100 crowns last year, and they all came up (even during an abnormally hot, dry summer) the first year. This spring they've spread, and they're looking great!
May 8, 2019
over 2 years ago
Year 2 and so far so good!
This is my second year and things are going great they all came back this spring. I will just watch them grow and look forward to a limited harvest next year.
May 26, 2019
over 2 years ago
I have never received such healthy, large asparagus through the mail!! Thanks!! I might be increasing my bed soon!!
May 16, 2017
over 5 years ago
Asparagus everywhere!
The asparagus arrived with the other items in the order and my husband set about planting them. They were kind of concerned because they kept finding more and more crowns! When I went to review my order I discovered that I had made a mistake in reading the description! But its okay! We have found that there is always a reason for things that happen in our lives. This one is apparently going to involve lots of asparagus!! Haha! The plants themselves are lovely and will be nice when mature enough to harvest. Looking forward to it.
June 22, 2017
over 3 years ago
Asparagus coming along well
Received and planted 60 roots in spring of 2017. 58 came up in 2018, looking forward to 2019.
September 16, 2018
over 3 years ago
Asparagus variety
small stalks emerging that are tender standing over 12 inches tall in a couple of days, cut up and microwaved in butter with light seasoning
May 5, 2016
over 6 years ago
Just a few of them survived. But the ones that did, are sweet and good.
May 8, 2017
over 6 years ago
Great plants
I planted the Stark Asparagus next to asparagus from a different supplier and the ones from here have grown much better.
May 9, 2016
over 6 years ago