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    Asparagus 'Mary Washington'

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    Mary Washington Asparagus (Asparagus 'Mary Washington') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Mary Washington Asparagus

    Mary Washington Asparagus

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    Height:  4 feet

    Spread:  30 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  2a


    Feathery blue-green foliage, succulent spears, a high producing female variety that tends to self-seed and thus multiply; let foliage stand over winter to insulate crowns and cut back in spring; fusarium resistant, enrich soil with compost

    Edible Qualities

    Mary Washington Asparagus is a perennial vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. The stems are usually harvested from mid to late spring. The stems have a pleasant taste.

    The stems are most often used in the following ways:

    • Cooking

    Planting & Growing

    Mary Washington Asparagus will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years.

    This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

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