Pacific Purple is high yielding, sweeter and much more tender than the green asparagus varieties. Very lower fibre content which means it can be eaten both raw and cooked almost whole. Perennial vegetable Pacific Purple is a colourful Asparagus that produces tender stringless spears. To retain colour this Asparagus is best lightly steamed or eaten raw in a salad or with dips. Asparagus grown from seed takes at least a year-long to reach harvest than crown transplanted Asparagus, but as the bed should go on producing tasty tender spears for many years to come, 15 to 20.
Soak seeds in water for 24 hours and sow directly in the garden after the danger of frost passes – barely cover with soil, maintain moderate soil moisture. It can be sown during the winter in containers and then transferred to the garden in the spring.
Germination: Temperature above 15 °C, depending on the species, germinates in 7-21 days
Location: Requires light and moderate humidity.
Resistance zone: 4a / -34.4C