Mary Washington is an heirloom asparagus variety introduced by the US Department of Agriculture in 1949, it has remained a consistent favorite of gardeners and farmers ever since.
The plants produce rich green stalks with a tickle of purple at the tip. They have a feathery blue-green foliage which adds an aesthetic value in addition to its edible value.
Seeds can be started indoors in late winter or early spring for transplanting outdoors after the last frost.
Bare root stock can be planted as soon as the ground is workable in spring.
Pre- Rooted plants can be planted at season end in the fall 4-6 weeks before the first fall frost, they will over winter and grow again after the winter dormancy.
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