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Purple Passion

Case Pack – Each case contains 25 packages.
Packaged Vegetables – Item AS608

Hardy, GMO-free, northern grown vegetables from DeGroot are low maintenance and will harvest vegetables!

Asparagus is extremely nutritious and has many health benefits! ‘Purple Passion’ has many similar characteristics to green asparagus but offers something new for the asparagus connoisseur. It is a unique asparagus variety especially suited to the asparagus enthusiast, whether home gardener or commercial grower. The spears produced have several qualities which make it quite different than common green asparagus. The deep-burgundy coloration produced in these spears is most striking. This variety has a 20% higher sugar content and is often eaten raw. Provides excellent purple color if added to salads raw, but turns green when cooked.

Planting instructions: Plant in early spring in a sunny location of sandy loam with good drainage. Do not harvest the first year and harvesting may continue until June 1 the second year. Every season, when cuttings are over, apply a fertilizer to supply nitrogen for good re-growth of the plants. Approximately 10 lbs. per 100 foot of row for fertilizer similar to 10-10-10 (500 lbs. per acre) is sufficient. WATER PLANTS WELL AFTER PLANTING. After harvest, asparagus must be completely dormant before mowing. Mow late winter or early spring.