- Jul 16, 2017
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- Zone 6B or 7 can't decide
I thought males were the bigger shoots and females were the smaller shoots with red berry seeds on their ferns?The female shoots are bigger than the male shoots.
My asparagus bed is approximately 5' wide by 20' long. It started at 3' wide and keeps spreading from seeds.
I started with Martha Washington and Jersey Giant. Later I added Purple Passion. Now it is a mix of those plus hybrids created by the original plants. The hybrids have a distinctly different taste. The taste is just different and not any worse or any better than the originals.
There isn't anything comparable to asparagus picked fresh from the garden and then cooked to your preferences.