Mary Washington Asparagus


Asparagus officinalis

Worthwhile investment!

Every year, asparagus will be the first spring harvest out of your garden. An asparagus planting is an investment, as much as it is a pleasure. Mary Washington is one of the old standard asparagus varieties and is a consistent performer year after year. It is a well-known variety that has a host of admirers and dedicated growers.

Seed count: Approximately 25 seeds
Best planting: August – December
Ease of growth: Medium
Heirloom: Typically a variety that is older than 60 years.

General Information

  • Height/width of the plant: 150+ cm
  • Growth type: This plant has a bush or compact growth habit.
  • Ideal germination temperature: 15°C
  • Average germination in days: 7-10 days
  • Sow method: The seed is best suited to starting off in seed trays and then transplanted once they are past the two true leaf stage.
  • Plant type: Hardy, Perennial
  • Plant use: This is a well-known cooking variety, suited for both home and professional chefs.
  • Plant/row spacing: 50 cm/90 cm
  • Days to harvest: 3+ years
  • Seed treatment: No special treatment.

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