Asparagus 'Purple Passion'
Price: $3 per crown
Size: Bare root crowns
Light: Full Sun
Unusual; sweeter and more tender
Photo by Johnny's Selected Seeds
‘Purple Passion’ has a more tender texture than green varieties and has about 20% more sugar content. This gives the spears a slightly milder, nutty flavor. There are none of the strings found in green asparagus that tend to make them tough so this is an asparagus that can be eaten raw. Use it to add color to salads or a relish tray. The purple color fades to green when cooked. Asparagus plants are perennial. Their ferny texture adds a soft, airy feel to the garden and the plants provide a reliable spring harvest for years to come.
Very easy to grow in virtually any location. Plant in fertile, well-drained soil. Keep soil moist, watering freely in dry weather. Pick when tips are tight. No need to cut stalks, just snap off close to the ground. Harvest period is 4-6 weeks. (Source: MyGardenLife)