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Probably a dumb question about asparagus...

Posted by mollyh 5 (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 30, 12 at 16:05

What is the difference between asparagus crowns and plants? I planted little Mary Washington plants this year that I bought at the nursery. Everything I read online refers to planting crowns.


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RE: Probably a dumb question about asparagus...

If it was already starting to grow, it would be a plant. If it's a crown, it would just be the root which is dormant. That's my guess.


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RE: Probably a dumb question about asparagus...

Asparagus plants grown from seeds will eventually develop into asparagus crowns. It take 2-3 years for a small crown to develop and then each year it gets a little bigger until at 10-15 years it can easily be the size of a small plate. It is crowns that produce the edible spears.

Planting plants means it will be an average of 3-5 years, depending on the growing conditions you provide, before you will get any spears that can be harvested. That is why most buy developed crowns to plant - so that they can harvest spears to eat a year or two sooner.

Dave


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RE: Probably a dumb question about asparagus...

  • Posted by jolj 7b/8a-S.C.USA (My Page) on
    Mon, Apr 30, 12 at 20:26

They are the same, but if you are talking about planting, you would say agus crown & if you found bugs above ground you would say on my agus plant. That way we who can not see the plant would know what you meant.


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