Easy to grow perennial for your vegetable garden! Asparagus is one of those vegetables that can elevate a meal from good to WOW in an instant. It effortlessly makes mundane meals seem special and makes special meals seem amazing. This is especially true when you grow it yourself and it comes fresh from your garden to the table. If you’ve tried to grow asparagus in the past but haven’t had any luck, then we’d like to suggest you try again, but this time use Jersey Night Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis ‘Jersey Knight’).Jersey Night was bred on the East Coast but has proven itself all over the country. It is extremely vigorous and grows well in just about any soil, even heavy clay! It is known for its very large, succulent spears that rise up in early spring. (It is often the first vegetable that you will harvest every year.)It has a mouth-watering flavor and a tender but firm bite. (You will get a small harvest the first and second years, but be patient because it really starts pumping after the third year.) Once you have harvested the delicious shoots, it grows 3’-4’ tall frothy fern-like foliage that is great as filler in bouquets.Jersey Night is disease resistant and doesn’t have problems with rust, crown rot and fusarium like other asparagus can.Start a ‘farm-to-table’ movement in your own backyard. Enjoy Jersey Night Asparagus in your garden this year!* Very adaptable* Easy care* Delicious taste* Reliable perennial* Mostly male (means stronger spears and less seeds)* High yields* Florist quality greens.
The Asparagus Jersey Giant, Asparagus ‘Jersey Giant’, a spring planted herbaceous root, produces large quantities of quality spears of green Asparagus.The spears can be up to 7 to 9 inches long and they grow profusely on vigorous plants. They are very tasty and meaty.Jersey Giant Asparagus prefers well worked organic soils. This plant matures in early April through mid-May in zones 4, 5, and 6, and earlier in warmer climates.Asparagus is a perennial so you will enjoy the tasty spears for years to come.* Frost hardy* Thick spears* Disease resistant.
The Purple Passion Asparagus, Asparagus officinalis ‘Purple Passion’, has tender spears that are a beautiful deep burgundy color and measure up to 3/4 inches in diameter.This asparagus is more tender, mild and sweet than standard varieties with 20% higher sugar content and is often eaten raw. It is vigorous and productive, producing spears a year earlier than most varieties.It can be grown all over the U.S. It provides excellent purple color if added to salads raw, but turns green when cooked. When cooked, the sweetness gives this asparagus a mild, nutty flavor.Purple Passion has some resistance to rust, root/crown rot and fusarium. Asparagus is the earliest vegetable harvested fresh from the garden each spring. It is known for its flavor and nutrition.It’s an excellent source of vitamin A, and contains significant amounts of vitamin C, riboflavin, phosphorus and calcium. One cup of cooked fresh asparagus contains only 30 calories!Asparagus is a perennial plant that comes back from the same root system each year. A productive bed of asparagus can last 15 years or longer.It needs well-drained, deep soil and plenty of sunlight; at least 8 hours daily.For best results the soil pH should be between 6.5 and 7.0.Expect years of reliable performance!.