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Thank you all very much for the two trees that arrived yesterday. As you may remember they were for my wife's birthday and she was absolutely delighted. We have followed the instructions and they are now looking very nice in our small but crammed garden. They were well packed and even as she unwrapped them she had no idea what they were, a perfect surprise. So impressed was she with the service, I think other orders may follow.
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Thank you all very much for the two trees that arrived yesterday. As you may remember they were for my wife's birthday and she was absolutely delighted. We have followed the instructions and they are now looking very nice in our small but crammed garden. They were well packed and even as she unwrapped them she had no idea what they were, a perfect surprise. So impressed was she with the service, I think other orders may follow.
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Asparagus Plant 'Mary Washington'

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Asparagus officinalis 'Mary Washington'

  • Green, succulent variety.
  • A tried and trusted heirloom variiety.
  • Resitant to rust.
  • Easy to grow.

Supplied as compost block-grown plants (not bare root crowns).

Available from APPROXIMATELY late April / early May 2020

5 or more £1.50GBP each. Group & quantity discounts
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Pollinator Friendly

A gorgeous variety of dark green asparagus which has a crisp yet succulent flavour, is high yielding and produces a 'fat' spear.  One of the oldest varieties grown so really has stood the test of time.  Once planted you can expect to enjoy your asparagus bed for many years to come.

These spears are packed full of essential minerals and vitamins and can be eaten raw, grilled, steamed or boiled, but be careful not to over cook them, homegrown asparagus is cooked so quickly...

Please note that these are plants and not crowns so only need to be planted into a small hole made with a trowel (do not dig a trench and plant them deep as this will kill them).

  • Perennial.
  • Heirloom variety.
  • Harvest in Spring.
  • High yielding.
  • Resistant to rust.
  • Plant out Spring to Autumn.
  • Plant out 9" (23 cm) or further apart in rows 18" (45 cm) apart.
  • Keep plants well watered in dry spells.
  • Do not cut (harvest) in the first year and do not be too greedy in the second year either.
  • Always harvest by cutting through stems with a sharp knife just below soil level, avoiding stems just emerging.
  • Cut down the dead 'fern' each autumn and then mulch the bed with a thin layer of well-rotted manure or similar.

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Available from APPROXIMATELY late April / early May 2020

Please note: This product is only available in multiples of 5

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This product is subject to group discount if you are buying multiple products from the same pricing group. Other products in this group are...
Asparagus Plant 'Connover's Colossal'

How To...

How To Grow Asparagus
Detailed advice on cultivating and harvesting asparagus. Includes information on watering and dealing with pests.

How To Videos

How To Harvest Asparagus (Video)
An instructional video by Serena on how to harvest asparagus.

General Information

A Little Information About Our Vegetable Plants (Video)
Information on the vegetable plants that Victoriana grows and how we make sure they are always hardened off before dispatch.

What's A Compost Block Grown Plant?
Information on the size of the compost blocks that Victoriana grow their plants in - and what you can expect to receive.

Pollinator Friendly Plants
A detailed guide to the seeds and plants sold by Victoriana Nursery Gardens that will attract and provide a food source to bees and other beneficial pollinating insects.

Magazine Articles

Succulent Spears
An article on the basics of growing asparagus written by Paul Peacock that appeared in the May 2007 issue of Grow It! magazine.