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Asparagus Plant Pacific Purple

Asparagus officinalis 'Pacific Purple'

  • A fairly new variety of Asparagus from New Zealand.
  • One of the highest yielding purple types.
  • Spears have a very high sugar content.
  • Good resistance to Fusarium.

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

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5 or more £2.25GBP each. Group & quantity discounts

Description

This fairly new variety of Asparagus bred by Aspara Pacific in New Zealand is considered to be one of the highest yielding purple types available; from our own trials we have found this to be extremely fast to mature - and whilst we would suggest the traditional 'at least one year, preferably two' before commencing harvest we have to admit we had a few spears off our in the first year!

Its very high sugar content combined with its very low fibre levels means both sweetness and tenderness are second to none. Trials in New Zealand have actually proved that purple Asparagus is not only sweeter than conventional green Asparagus but also maintain their sweetness for longer once cut; purple varieties are also known to be richer in antioxidants than green varieties. Lovely raw in salads, steamed or grilled.

Produces extremely thick spears and has an excellent resistance to Fusarium.

Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.

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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.

How To Plant Compost Block Grown Asparagus (Video)
An instructional video by Serena on how to plant compost block-grown 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.

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