- Popularly used as – Asparagus fern
- Flower – white.
- Edible – The edible parts of the asparagus plant are young, tender, green shoots, called spears.
- Growth – Fast growth rate
- Uses – The edible parts of the asparagus plant are young, tender, green shoots, called spears.
PLANTING & CARE
- Temperature – Prefers temperature 60 to 65 degrees
- Water – Newly planted– During the first 2 years after planting, asparagus plants need 1 to 2 inches per week. If you are not receiving adequate rainfall you will need to water
- Light – The asparagus fern thrives in dappled shade, although it can be acclimated to more light. Keep it out of direct, bright sunlight.
- Fertilizer – Asparagus can be fertilized in early spring before the spears emerge. An application of 1 to 1.5 pounds of an all-purpose garden fertilizer, such as 10-10-10, per 100 square feet should be adequate. Asparagus can also be fertilized after the last harvest in June.
- Pruning – Cut the plants back to the soil surface and apply mulch to help against deep freeze or changes in soil temperatures
- Plant – Asparagus
- Flower colour -white
- Height – 40 to 50 cm / 1.5 feet
- Pot size – 4 – 6 inches upper diameter
- Weight – 2-3 Kgs