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Asparagus officinalis 'Martha Washington'
Asparagus 'Martha Washington'

Asparagus officinalis 'Martha Washington' Asparagus 'Martha Washington'
£2.99 0820000648 Category: Seeds > Vegetable Seeds
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Asparagus officinalis 'Martha Washington' is a very strong growing and productive strain, producing long, thick spears in May and early June. Suitable for freezing.

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Botanical name Asparagus officinalis
Common name Asparagus 'Martha Washington'
Drought resistance N
Flower colour Green
Flowering time Spring, Summer
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage colour Green
Fragrance N
Habit Upright
Plant type Vegetable Seeds
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Stem colour Green, Purple
Time to maturity 2 - 5 years
Ultimate height 0.1m - 0.5m
Ultimate spread 0.6m - 1m
Useful/additional information Sow outdoors in mid spring in a well prepared seed bed. Soak the seeds for 48 hours in warm water before sowing 5cm (2in) deep, 8cm (3in) apart in drills 30cm (12in) apart. Germination is slow. Seeds can also be started off under glass.When large enough to handle thin out seedlings to 30cm (12in) apart, and grow on for a season, the following spring (late March/April) transplant to a well prepared, deeply dug bed to which plenty of well rotted compost has been added. Do not harvest spears until plants are three years old. Cut down and compost the foliage in November to remove any eggs of the Asparagus Beetle.

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