ID

426-401 (SPES-250P)

Authors as Published

Diane Relf, Extension Specialist, Horticulture, Virginia Tech; Alan McDaniel, Extension Specialist, Horticulture, Virginia Tech; and Reviewed by Dave Close, Consumer Horticulture and Master Gardener Specialist, Horticulture, Virginia Tech


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 Asparagus is a perennial vegetable that will live from 12 to 15 years or longer. It is one of the most valuable of the early vegetables and is well adapted to freezer storage. During the harvest period (traditionally spring, but see below for summer harvest instructions), the spears develop daily from underground crowns. Asparagus does well where winters are cool and the soil occasionally freezes at least a few inches deep; it is considered very hardy.


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Publication Date

September 16, 2020