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5 x Asparagus Pacific Purple Bare Root

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5 x Asparagus Pacific Purple Bare Root

This purple variety was bred in recently in New Zealand. Pacific Purple is high performing, producing higher yields than Purple Passion as well as many of the green varieties. It is unique in the way it's extra thick spears hold a deep purple color in warmer weather and is very tender with a sweet flavor, distinctive from green varieties. As Pacific Purple produces especially large-sized spears, we recommend planting the crowns 8 inches apart rather than at the usual 12 inch spacing. This practice will produce more normal-sized diameter spears. This variety comes highly recommended from Primrose, especially if you are after something unique.

Asparagus is suitable for Spring planting - try to avoid the last heavy frost. Raised beds are not necessary they can be planted into borders or traditional beds. Avoid planting the asparagus on the site of old asparagus beds as this may cause problems with disease. Choose an area that is frost pocket free and if soil is particularly heavy, then you may need to consider creating a raised bed. Ground must be kept weed free before planting and through to cultivation for best results.

Arrives as: Bare Root
Approx height on arrival: 5-10cm
Plant is approx. 1years old
Foliage Colour: Green
Approx. Growth Height: 25cm
Harvesting Period: October
Tolerance: Drought tolerant once established
Uses: Salads, side dishes, grilled
Hardiness: Somewhat Hardy

About your plants

Based in the heart of England, our trusted nursery will sow and grow thousands of organic vegetables and herbs each year. When each plant reaches the optimum time to be planted in your garden, we will dispatch it directly to your home. Plant Theory vegetables are entirely organic, and are importantly grown in soil that has been tested by the Soil Association, on an English farm that treats quality and sustainability as of utmost importance.

Packaging

Each plant is grown and stored in plastic-free materials, and for this we are very proud. These include the biodegradable fibre pots that each vegetable is grown in (which can be placed straight in the ground). When ready, they will be carefully wrapped up in specially-designed and sustainably-sourced cardboard packaging. We additionally use moisture-resistant wax paper to keep every plant safe, and subsequently fill each box with straw for added padding. All packaging will be extensively trialled to ensure that your plants arrive safely, but we will still utilise a delicate-parcels courier just to be certain.
How your order will arrive
When Your Plants Arrive…

  • Unpack your plants: Preferably straight after they arrive, you should carefully unpack your plants. They may appear slightly tired after their journey, however they will soon perk up again.
  • Identify each plant: Each type of plant (but not each individual plant) will be clearly labelled. Lay them out into their respective plant types (such as wild rocket, cauliflower, or peas).
  • Provide a drink: The roots of your plants may be dry, so provide all of them with a nourishing drink of water. Ensuring that the roots are stood upright, submerge the roots of each plant for a few minutes in a container of clean water.
Planting Your Vegetables or Herbs…

  • Their position: For the best results, plant your vegetables in a site that receives full sun.
  • Soil types: You should always avoid waterlogged soils. This is because they can lead to root rot and compacted surroundings, which will hinder your vegetables’ growth.
  • Planting distance: Plant your plugs between 15 - 20cm apart, and keep their stems level with the soil. Each row is best spaced 15 - 30cm away from one another.
  • Watering requirements: Water when planting, and also during periods of drought.
  • Hardiness: Our trusted nursery staff will attentively care for your vegetables, and only deliver them when it is warm enough for them to be planted in your garden.
More Information
Colour Test Sand
Harvesting Period Mid Season Fruit Trees
Common Name Asparagus
Harvest Month October
Plant Family Asparagaceae
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Type Asparagus
Uses Fruiting Plants Suitable For Cooking
Veg Type Vegetable
Colour Sand
Annual Rate Of Growth Fast Growing
Supplied As Bare Root
Supplied As Bare Root
Type Vegetable Plants

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