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Asparagus officinalis 'Millennium'


Asparagus officinalis 'Millennium' is a delicious perennial vegetable with purple-tipped green spears that can be harvested from year two and onward.

Asparagus officinalis 'Millennium' is an award-winning cultivar developed at the University of Guelph. Expect high yields from this delicious, all-male variety of purple-tipped green spears. Bred to be one of the cold-hardiest of asparagus and adapted to various soil types. Be patient and leave this perennial vegetable to develop during the first year. Harvest from year two and onward. Use cooked, steamed, pickled and raw. Asparagus is a heavy feeder and needs rich manure or compost along with a regular fertilizing regime. Regular asparagus can take three growing seasons to harvest. Deer resistant.

Common Name: Asparagus

Family: Liliaceae (The Lily Family)

Zone Hardiness: 2-8

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 4-6'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: Green

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour: Green

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Originates in sandy and coastal sites in Europe, Asia and Africa.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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