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Asparagus Crowns Pacific Purple


In a nutshell....

Second to none for sweetness and tenderness. It has a very low fibre content which means that almost the entire spear is free of the tough fibre normally found on the bottom of the green varieties. Sold in packs of 2 crowns.

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Pacific Purple Asparagus is noted for its sweetness and tenderness, perfect cold in a healthy salad. It has a very low fibre content which means that almost the entire spear is free of the tough fibre normally found on the bottom of many green varieties.

Planting Crowns: Crowns can be planted about 3-4 weeks prior to last average frost date. In a furrow 5-8" deep (shallower for heavy soils), 12" wide, place crowns with buds up and roots spread out, 8-14" apart in row (closer spacing creates more slender spears), 3-6' between rows. Cover crowns with 2-3" of soil at planting. As spears grow, gradually fill in furrow. Use caution when cultivating to avoid damaging crowns. Keep bed free of weeds (straw or leaf mulch works well) and irrigate regularly during establishment. Allow "ferns" to grow – do not cut until they die back in the Autumn. Add compost or aged manure to the beds each Autumn or early Spring.

Harvest: One year and two years after planting, beds can be harvested lightly in spring (7-14 days). A normal harvest of 6 weeks is possible three years after planting. Harvest by bending spears over until they snap, or cut with knife just below soil surface. Store harvested spears upright at 2.2°C and 95-100% relative humidity for up to 2 weeks.

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Suzanne Ruthven
June 01st, 2017
What lovely healthy crowns and a great service. Planted them immediately of arrival in a pre-prepared raised bed and watered them in. I know I'll only be getting the ferns for floral arranging this year but can only look forward to the crop for next year.
January 17th, 2017
i recieved these crowns in april and planted them immediatly in a pre-prepared bed ,within three weeks each one had sprouted , i know ill have to wait at least another year but its clear these are good healthy plants
July 16th, 2016
Asparagus Crowns arrived very promptly in good condition and well packaged.
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Asked By Colin Parish
on September 01st, 2020
Hi Niall, Thinking about branching out next season. How old are the asparagus crowns please? Regards... Colin Colin
Answered by Niall
on September 01st, 2020
Hi Colin They are 2 year old crowns. Available from late March to late April. Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Kay
on March 25th, 2020
Hello, will these be available again this year?
Answered by Niall
on March 26th, 2020
Hi Kay I am afraid we are sold out for the season Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Helen Hooper
on March 02nd, 2020
I know not ideal conditions but can asparagus be grown in a container (and if so, any guidance please? ) - I recently moved house and veg beds won’t be ready this season. Thanks
Answered by Niall
on March 02nd, 2020
Hi Helen It is possible but difficult. You really need to have a deep container with plenty of compost and space around the crowns Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Elizabeth
on February 24th, 2020
My crowns arrived this morning. Am I right in thinking that they should not be planted out until April? Are they best stored indoors or in a shed until then?
Answered by Niall
on February 24th, 2020
Hi Elizabeth If you give it about another 2 weeks until the ground has dried out a bit. In the meantime if you just store them in a dark spot that is not to warm. A drawer in the kitchen etc Regards Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Elizabeth
on January 08th, 2020
I have a 8x4 raised bed set aside for asparagus. How many crowns should I be looking at putting in?
Answered by Niall
on January 08th, 2020
Hi Elizabeth I would personally put 4 up each side with 2 rows so that would be 8 in total. They come in packs of 2 so 4 packs. You could try 6 up each side but it might lead to overcrowding Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Hannah Grene
on January 03rd, 2020
Hello, will you be stocking these this year and is it possible to reserve some?
Answered by Niall
on January 06th, 2020
Hi Hannah We will have them in stock from mid March and they should be on the website to buy at the end of January for pre-purchase Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Valerie
on May 12th, 2019
Hello, I am trying to source Asparagus crowns. Can you please advise if you will have the purple or any other crowns in stock soon? Thanks!
Answered by Niall
on May 13th, 2019
Hi Valerie I am afraid we won't be stocking these again this season. We had some in but they sold out very very quickly. We normally have them late March early April for about 2/3 weeks Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Finola Thompson
on April 12th, 2017
Hi Andrew I am looking for Asparagus Spears for my raised bed. Will you have any this year and can I reserve some of them now?
Answered by Andrew
on April 13th, 2017
Hi Finola. They are available to purchase on the website now. Just put the word Crown in the search bar
Asked By Nell McCarthy
on February 06th, 2017
Will you have purple asparagus crowns back in stock for this season? Is it possible to reserve some for when they come in? I'd be looking for 10 crowns.
Answered by Andrew
on February 06th, 2017
Hi Nell. We should have them in around late March although there is a bit of luck involved with the supplier and quantities. If you keep any eye on the website around the 2nd/3rd week in March. We will also announce it on our weekly mailer.
Asked By Siobhan Cunnane
on May 31st, 2016
Hi Please can you tell me when these are likely to back in stock? Many thanks, Siobhan
Answered by Andrew
on May 31st, 2016
Hi Siobhan. Thank you for your question. Unfortunately not until next February. We really only stock them from Mid February until mid April as there is no point in planting them any other time of the year.
Asked By Liam Ó Floinn
on May 05th, 2016
Hello there, Asparagus Crowns Jakmar Purple: Do you plan to get any new stock of these? Thank you. Liam.
Answered by Andrew
on May 05th, 2016
Hi Liam. I am afraid we had a mad rush on the Asparagus this season and we are now out until early next year 2017

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