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Asparagus Crowns

PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION

When placing your bare root orders, please be aware that AS SOON as the trees/plants are available to ship (Dec. for trees, Jan. for plants), we will begin shipping IMMEDIATELY - no matter where you are located !!!

There are several factors why we must ship immediately:

  • We can only ship bare root items when they are dormant. With us being located in CA, trees/plants can come out of dormancy well before the rest of the nation is ready to plant.
  • We receive our bare root items in successive deliveries. We need to move them out quickly, as our space is limited.
  • It is very challenging, if not impossible, to keep track of who gets what when dealing with ten's of thousands of trees/plants and 200 varieties over 3 months, hence we must adhere to our policy.

ATTENTION "POLAR VORTEX" AFFECTED CUSTOMERS

When your order arrives, you should remove it from the outside elements before nightfall. If you will not be present at the destination when the order will be delivered, you should either ship the order to another location or make sure someone will be there to take care of your order.

While your order is hardy enough to withstand freezing temperatures in its box, you definitely should not leave it outside in sub-zero temperatures for days on end.

AS IMPORTANTLY, you then need to open the box, remove the trees/plants from their plastic bag, store them in a basement, cellar or garage, covering their roots with sand, dirt, sawdust or wood chips (do not use cedar that is toxic to the trees) and keep them moist until you are able to plant them in the ground in Spring.

About Asparagus Crowns

A hardy perennial, asparagus tends to grow well in most areas. Plant in a permanent location since beds can be productive for 15–20 years. Needs loose, compost–rich soil. Plant crowns 1’ apart in a trench 12–15” deep. As shoots emerge, cover with 2" of soil, continuing as the plants grow, until soil reaches the top of the trench. Trenches should be 4’ apart. Plant in spring or fall/winter in mild climates. Harvest a few shoots the 1st year, allowing most spears to set ferns and direct energy back into becoming stronger plants. In the 2nd year, begin regular harvesting of the spears. Sold in bundles of 12 bare–root crown divisions. Shipping weight 2 lb/bundle.

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