How to store asparagus roots?

catherinet(5 IN)May 6, 2008

Hi all,

I know I took a short-cut here, but at the time, it was my only choice. I thought we were going to plant asparagus this past weekend, but didn't get to it. The short-cut was that I bought pre-packaged asparagus roots in a plastic bag from a nursery. If I can't plant them in the immediate few days, how should I best store them? Should I open the bag up and wrap them in wet paper towels and keep them in the fridge? Thanks.

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sure that sounds like you have it figured out, you could also just bury them in the bag(perforated) 6-8 inches deep if you are short of fridge space.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2008 at 9:12AM
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hercules(PA 6a)


What you proposed would be just fine. If you're not waiting to plant more than, say, a week, you could just refrigerate them as they are. In any event, just prior to planting (while you're preparing the trench perhaps), soak the crowns in a bucket of luke-warm water for about 1/2 hour. They'll be good to go.


    Bookmark   May 6, 2008 at 4:39PM
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catherinet(5 IN)

Thanks the farmguy and Hal!

    Bookmark   May 6, 2008 at 4:48PM
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aka_peggy(Central Md 6b)

Catherine, I have a few gus crowns that have been in the veg bin of my fridge since early April. (long story) No paper towels, just a preforated bag. I just checked and they look great. In fact, they have little green sprouts.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2008 at 5:23PM
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