Mary Washington Asparagus Plant


Begins shipping mid-April.

Pollination Not Required

Begins shipping

Pollination Not Required

An heirloom treasure. Mary Washington Asparagus is literally a “perennial favorite,” returning every year to give you loads of fresh spring asparagus. The nutty, buttery flavor is incomparable, no matter whether you steam, roast or grill it. It’s also very nutritious and contains many essential vitamins and minerals. The tender spears are uniform and grow in abundance, maturing into fern-like fronds by fall. Mary Washington is a rust-resistant variety, so it’s easy to maintain. Cold-hardy and heat-tolerant. Harvest either in April or May. Self-pollinating. Each package contains 10 bare-root asparagus crowns.

Bloom ColorYellow
Fruit ColorGreen
Fruit SizeMedium
Ripens/HarvestApril or May
TasteSweet, Nutty
TextureFirm, Smooth
Soil CompositionLoamy
Soil pH Level6.5-7
Soil MoistureWell Drained
Shade LevelFull Sun
Years to Bear3
Hardiness Zone Range3 – 9

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 7.6 – 10 cm tall x 30 – 61 cm wide (3 – 4′ tall x 12 – 24″ wide).

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 30 – 61 cm (12 – 24″) apart to ensure room for growth.


Bare-root 10 pack.

This variety is self pollinating.

This variety does not require pollination to produce a harvestable crop.

How do I find my Hardiness Zone?

Canada’s Plant Hardiness Zones will tell you which plants will do well in your particular climate. Each zone is determined by the lowest average winter temperature recorded in a given area. Hardiness Zone information is included on all tree and plant product pages, so you know instantly whether a certain plant is likely to succeed where you live. Natural Resources Canada provides helpful options to find your zone:

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