Sweet Purple Asparagus is a newer deep purple cultivar that has a sweet flavor and can easily be eaten raw or cooked. The spears are less fibrous than others, which allows for more enjoyment and less waste!
Latin Name: Asparagus officinalis
Site and Soil: full sun and nutrient rich well-drained soils
Hardiness: Sweet Purple Asparagus is hardy down to -30°F
Bearing Age: Requires 2-3 years for beds to be established after transplant
Size at Maturity: Recommended harvest at 6-8”
Harvest time: April- mid June
Yield: Maximum yields will begin during the third and fourth season.
USDA Zone: 4-10