Plumosus Nanus (Asparagus)
Latin Name: Asparagus setaceous
Item #: 610
Annual (2-3 ft/61-91 cm) 600-750 seeds per oz/28 g
CULTURE: For Fall or Winter sales, sow directly into 2.25 in/6 cm Jiffy Strips @ 5 seeds per pot in May or June. Start seed in Aug. for Easter or Mother's Day sales. Soak seed for 48 hrs before sowing. Crack seed coat with a knife point, sow seed 0.25 in/6 mm deep in Jiffy Mix, cover and firm, Maintain lots of bottom heat, with soil temp. @ 85°F/29°C Keep moist with lukewarm water as cold water will lower the soil temp. and prevent germination. Asparagus seed germination is quite irregular and usually takes 21-42 days @ 75-80% germination. It usually takes about 10 months to produce a good 2.25 in/6 cm. pot plant. Heavier 3-4 in/8-10 cm pots require about 15 months. Plants like partial shade, grow @ 60°F/16°C after seedlings become established. Plants need to be moved indoors before frost.