Asparagus

Asparagus is a delicious perennial crop that tastes all the better when picked fresh from the garden. Best of all, growing asparagus is easy. Asparagus can be grown from seed, or more commonly, from asparagus crowns purchased in winter while the plants are barerooted (without soil). It is from this crown that your crop will develop, but be patient, you shouldn’t harvest spears the first year, instead, let these run to fern and die down naturally.

Long-lived perennials, asparagus will crop in your garden for around 20-25 years so it’s important to select a suitable location, improve the soil prior to planting, and leave them to develop with minimal root disturbance.

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Asparagus Knife
Asparagus Knife
HARDWARE: HAKN
A unique tool for harvesting asparagus. The sharpened tip slices through the spear under the soil. Great for harvesting Cabbages, Cauliflowers, Broccoli, Lettuce and Kale. Forged from high carbon steel for durability and a hardwood handle for comfort. 80cm long.
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ASPARAGUS 'Mary Washington'
ASPARAGUS 'Mary Washington'
SEEDS: S006
This traditional open-pollinated variety is still a garden favourite. Mary Washington is a proven performer due to its vigour and good resistance to rust. Abundant slender spears producedduring spring. Grow in the dark to ...
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ASPARAGUS MARY WASHINGTON CROWN
ASPARAGUS MARY WASHINGTON CROWN
PLANTS: PASM
Slender green spears produced in abundance throughout spring. A popular garden variety originating in the US. Highly productive and excellent resistance to rust diseases. One-year-old crowns will start to produce spears in their second spring. Reliable yield and cropping.
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ASPARAGUS 'SWEET PURPLE'
ASPARAGUS 'SWEET PURPLE'
SEEDS: S0072
With a 20% higher sugar content than the green asparagus this purple variety of asparagus has a wonderful mild earthy flavour when cooked or eaten raw. Cut spears back in second year to increase harvest.
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ASPARAGUS 'SWEET PURPLE' Crown
ASPARAGUS 'SWEET PURPLE' Crown
PLANTS: PASPC
With 20% more sugar than green asparagus, 'Sweet Purple' is a long lasting, delicious variety. The tender spears delight the eye and the palate, with a sweet yet earthy flavour. A light cutting of spears in the second year is followed by increasing harvests for the next 20 years.
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ASPARAGUS  'FAT BASTARD' F1
ASPARAGUS 'FAT BASTARD' F1
SEEDS: S0071
The fattest spears than any other variety and a much higher yield with excellent rust resistance. Allow three years for the crown to dvelope from seed and two years for growth from the crown. Then enjoy this early spring ...
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ASPARAGUS 'FAT BASTARD' PLANT
ASPARAGUS 'FAT BASTARD' PLANT
PLANTS: PASFA
Named for its delicious plump spears, this high-yielding green asparagus has good rust resistance and is a proven garden performer. An F1 hybrid that produces fatter-than-normal spears, allow a couple of years for the crown to establish and the spears to develop. Harvest spears around 20cm. Fern will grow to one metre.
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ASPARAGUS 'SWEET PURPLE' POT
ASPARAGUS 'SWEET PURPLE' POT
PLANTS: PASPU
The tender spears of royal purple will delight the eye as well as the palate. A light cutting of spears in the second year is followed by increasing harvests for the next 20 years. Higher in sugar than green ...
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Old World Rose Collection
Old World Rose Collection
PLANTS: RCOOW
Cultivate romance in your garden with an easy collection of heirloom bare root roses both fragrant and dreamy. Collection includes three old world rose varieties 'Crepuscule', 'Souvenir De La Malmaison' and climber 'Veilchenblau' for wonder and beauty.
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The Two Muscatels Grape Collection
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A duo of our most popular muscat grape varieties. Suited to eating as both a table grape, or used to make highly aromatic wine, this white and black combo is the perfect partnership for your garden and table.
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2yr membership +FREE vegie seeds
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Grow the best tasting vegies with free Tomato 'Tigerella, Beetroot 'Bulls Blood, Silverbeet 'Fordhook' and Spring Onion 'Red' seeds (one packet of each, valued at $21).
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