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Asparagus officinalis 'Purple Passion'


Asparagus officinalis 'Purple Passion' is a deliciously sweet perennial vegetable with purple spears that can be harvested from year three onward.

Asparagus officinalis 'Purple Passion' is the connoisseur's first choice due to this cultivar's higher sugar content offering a sweet flavor, tenderness and beauty. Harvest in late spring from year three onward. The rewards will be delicious, medium width purple spears that are not stringy so no waste and high yield. Use cooked, steamed, pickled and raw in salads and vegetable trays. The spears turn green when cooked and take on a mildly nutty flavour. Asparagus is a heavy feeder and needs rich manure or compost along with a regular fertilizing regime. Deer resistant.

Common Name: Asparagus

Family: Liliaceae (The Lily Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-10

Light: Full Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: Green

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour: Purple

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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