Contact Us800.325.4180Live Chat $9.99 Flat-Rate Shipping Quick Order

Mary Washington Asparagus

Order more & SAVE!
  • 4 or more: $11.99 per pkg 10
Item #10339, Package of 10. Ships bare-root.


Rich in essential vitamins and minerals. Perk up floral arrangements with the plant’s graceful, feathery fern-like leaves. Harvest scrumptious homegrown spears from mature plants and enjoy fresh, grilled, and steamed. Disease-resistant to rust. Cold-hardy and heat-tolerant. Harvest in April or May. Self-pollinating. Package of 10.


Bloom Color Yellow
Fruit Color Green
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest April Or May
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.5 - 7.0
Taste Sweet, Nutty
Texture Firm, Smooth
Years to Bear 3
Zone Range 3 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 9
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 3 - 4' tall x 12 - 24" wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 12 - 24" apart to ensure room for growth.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

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

Learn all about how to grow asparagus plants in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

Estimated Delivery Date

You don't pay until it ships.

We work hard to make sure that your order arrives at the ideal time for planting in your location. That's why we only ship living products during certain times of the year. Order now and your credit card won't be charged until your climate is suitable for planting success and your order is shipped.

Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

Every order comes with our promise of satisfaction. If you aren't completely satisfied with your order, let us know within one year for a free one-time replacement or refund.


We've 'tagged' this item with specific keywords that help you find other products that share features or characteristics with this one. Select a tag below to view all the items that have that particular trait.

Questions & Answers

Start typing your question and we'll check if it was already asked and answered. Learn More
Browse 6 questions Browse 6 questions and 18 answers
Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
I have Jersey Giant and also wanted another variety of Asparagus.
Donna D on May 8, 2018
Chosen to match what's already planted, and to fill-in empty spots in the patch, thus increasing harvests, hopefully. Tired of waiting a whole week to get one serving's worth of asparagus.
Michael U on Jun 2, 2016
I have Jersey Giant and also wanted another variety of Asparagus.
Donna D on May 8, 2018
Old school
Edward M on May 2, 2018
Chosen to match what's already planted, and to fill-in empty spots in the patch, thus increasing harvests, hopefully. Tired of waiting a whole week to get one serving's worth of asparagus.
Michael U on Jun 2, 2016
Fill in bare spots in my patch
Bruce M on May 18, 2016
Heirloom variety like the nice, fat, delicious asparagus on our farm when I was a child.
TIMOTHY P on Apr 10, 2016
I have always wanted to try growing asparagus. Hope this was a good starter choice plant.
Cathy Z on Mar 20, 2016
I prefer the slim tender stalks and if I read the description correctly I can harvest these when I am ready - rather than just when they are large...
Geneiveve H on Mar 9, 2016
Old school
Edward M on May 2, 2018
Fill in bare spots in my patch
Bruce M on May 18, 2016
Bare root asparagus when will we expect first harvest if planted this year?
Josephine D on Apr 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You will get some the second year and then it will continue increase in production the following years. Asparagus can live 15-20 years and you can divide it several years after it has been established in your garden, just know that it's like starting over with new crowns.
If I buy two varieties of asparagus, should I plant the two varieties together or separately?
Tommy R on Dec 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Planting two different varieties of asparagus together will help both varieties produce a bigger crop, but any self-pollinating variety will produce a crop without another variety nearby. So the answer is yes, you can plant them together, and you'll be glad you did. :-) In answer to Tommy's question, a pollinating partner is simply another variety of asparagus with a similar bloom time (all varieties bloom at essentially the same time). The same variety (i.e., two Mary Washington plants) will not pollinate one another; they have to be different varieties.
My plants were cut down in early September here in WV. I had a guy till my garden so I could plant a cover crop. The asparagus came back up and I was able to cut some a few weeks later. Does anyone else cut more than once a year?
William L on Nov 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We harvest in spring only until beginning of June, then let them fern and thrive for the next year's harvest. Also add 5-10-10 fertilizer at that time.
I have a bed that only gets full sum for about 4 hrs per day. Will asparagus succeed with this level of sun?
John D on Jun 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It will do ok without full sun, for sure. I have several beds, one of which gets probably 6 hours and it does very well. Come to think of it, it does better than my beds in full sun. But then I also live in the South. This asparagus has been very easy to grow, even in dry spells when I don't water it. I would take the chance.

Customer Reviews

4.1 / 5.0
18 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
Love my asparagas
Big beatiful asparagus cut down for the winter and they come back in the spring in texas. Great vegetable and tender
May 6, 2016
over 4 years ago
I planted all of these varieties two years ago and also planted some Asparagus fron a local big box store at the same time. The Stark Bros Asparagus is huge in comparison. It tastes so good! I really wish I could post a picture so you could see.
April 23, 2016
mary washington asparagus
All root bundles planted have come up and producing. Ready to start harvesting next year.
May 23, 2016
over 3 years ago
mary washington asparagus
We have planted these 2 years ago and they are growing very nice... we will begin harvesting next year. Happy with this product.
May 20, 2016
over 3 years ago
Terrific in sandy hill-town soil
Been munching a couple stalks already, and am very excited about the flavor. Never had fresh asparagus before, it was so good I just grab a stalk and munch it as I tend my seedlings and do yard work. It doesn't even make it to the house :)
May 6, 2017
1 year ago
average success rate
First year all ten plants grew. Second year, only four grew. I figure in a couple more years I can harvest some.
May 28, 2016
over 3 years ago
Some of the roots came up but some of them did not. I think we ordered 12 and only 8 came up. The eight are big and luscious though. We will reap in one more year waiting for the three years to harvest.
May 17, 2016
over 3 years ago
First two years they grew great. This year nothing came up. Dug up one clump and roots were mush.
In a well drained deep planter box. Don't know what happened? Disappointed as this was the year to eat them!
May 6, 2016
over 4 years ago
The re placement plants that you sent are coming up. I started them in peat pots so I could keep them watered. I also soaked them for 2 days before planting. almost all of them are growing, thanks
June 10, 2016
over 2 years ago
Started great
The plants started great and came back the next year. Will definitely buy from them again when I need plants
May 31, 2017
1 year ago