Asparagus Sweet Purple

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A stunning deep burgundy purple variety producing larger spears than its green counterpart. There is less lignin per spear, which make the spears less stringy and much more tender allowing the use of the entire spear.

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Asparagus Sweet Purple

Asparagus Sweet Purple. A stunning deep burgundy purple variety producing larger spears than its green counterpart. There is less lignin per spear, which make the spears less stringy and much more tender allowing the use of the entire spear. With up to 20% higher sugar content this variety is often eaten raw. When cooked, the sweetness gives this asparagus a mild, nutty flavour.

Cultivation Advice Asparagus Sweet Purple

  • Sow seeds 1/4″ deep in 3in pots with quality seed compost.
  • Keep moist.
  • Seedlings emerge in 7-21 days at 65-70degrees F.
  • Transplant to individual containers when seedlings have at least two pairs of leaves.
  • When 4-5 inches plant 18-24″ apart in greenhouse / conservatory with root ball 1/2″ below the soil surface.
  • Keep moist and feed when flowering with tomato type fertiliser.
  • Harvest when fruits have reached full-size and full colour.