Mary Washington (Asparagus officinalis)
“Mary Washington” asparagus officinalis is one of the older and most common asparagus varieties. This perennial vegetable is harvested in spring, producing a high yield of tender spears from a rhizome crown. Planting from seed delays harvest for an additional year, so asparagus is often planted from one-year-old crowns, producing a small crop in three years and heavier yield for up to 30 years.
Botanical Name: Asparagus Officinalis
Common Name: Mary Washington
Size at Maturity: 36″- 48″
Days to Maturity: 730-1095 Days (2-3 years)
Light Requirement: Full Sun
Planting Time: Early spring
Sowing Method: Sow seeds in moistened peat or seed-starting soil in flats or peat cups
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Plant Spacing: 12″-18″
Average Seeds Per Ounce: Approx. 600