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Planting Purple Passion asparagus

Planting asparagus

Rose Nell gave us five Purple Passion asparagus roots to join the 25 Jersey Knight we ordered online. The latter is what grew so wonderfully for us in Virginia, so we'll be very curious to see if this new purple variety is as tasty and productive.

Only after we both ordered and received our roots online did we drop by White's Mill...and find the exact same varieties available there for a lower price before we even factored in shipping. I guess I need to start checking out our local establishments before placing perennial orders from now on!



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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I'm going to gloat here because I planted Purple Passion a few years ago and had some yesterday for dinner along with some very nice catfish!
Comment by Nayan Sat Apr 21 09:38:32 2018
I’ve grown both here in California, and while the Jersey Knights are amazing fresh, (the ones from the farmers market taste like cardboard in comparison) I find the Purple Passion even sweeter and more delicious! Interested to see what you think.
Comment by P Sat Apr 21 11:23:52 2018





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