Asparagus officinalis Pacific Purple

Taste the unique sweetness of British-grown 'Pacific Purple' asparagus - a delicious addition to any meal.

-10 to -15°C
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As pleasing on the plate as it is on the palate, Asparagus officinalis 'Pacific Purple' offers the ultimate gourmet delight of unusual, elegant, deep purple spears. More often seen in top restaurants than at the supermarket, this variety is sure to add a touch of luxury to simple suppers and dinner parties alike. Now you can enjoy an abundance of this delicacy fresh from your own garden.From May to June, Asparagus officinalis 'Pacific Purple' provides high yields for a satisfying harvest. The stringless spears are long and thick, with a particularly tender, sweet taste. Lightly steam and serve or shave raw into salads to retain the vibrant purple colour.With an RHS hardiness rating of H4, asparagus is a hardy which produces bigger and better crops year after year with minimum maintenance. Feathery foliage reaches up to 1.5m in height and 45cm spread. Asparagus officinalis 'Pacific Purple'will thrive in richly fertile, well-drained soil with a neutral to alkaline pH. Plant in full sun and resist picking for the first year or two in order to allow plants to establish themselves for years of bumper cropping.
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Key Information
Latin Name Asparagus Pacific Purple bare root
Hardiness H5 (-10 to -15°C)
Colour White
Type Perennial
Position Full-Sun
Format Bare Roots
Height in Maturity (m) 1.50
Spread in Maturity (m) 0.60
Soil Conditions Chalk Clay Loam Sand
Aspect South-facing, West-facing
Good for pots Yes
Good for cutting Yes

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