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Asparagus officinalis ‘Martha Washington asparagus’

Asparagus

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height1m
  • Growth HabitIrregular tuft
  • Flower ColourRed yellow-green-white
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Asparagus officinalis ‘Martha Washington asparagus’ (Asparagus). This variety produces a good thick crop and is resistant to rust.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Vegetable

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Harvesting may start in Late spring. Harvesting may end in Early summer.

Propagation

Propagation is by seeds or division in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Asparagus beetle, rust, slugs, snails and frost.

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