Sweet Purple Asparagus Seeds

Sweet Purple Asparagus Seeds

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Longer, thicker stalks that are savory and stringless from tip to base.


More sugar and less fiber than its green cousins!

Genus: Asparagus
Species: officinalis
Variety: Sweet Purple
Item Form: (P) Pkt of 50 seeds
Zone: 3 - 9
Days To Maturity: 600
Fruit Color: Purple
Habit: Upright
Seeds Per Pack: 50
Plant Height: 4 ft - 5 ft
Plant Width: 12 in - 2 ft 6 in
Additional Characteristics: Edible
Foliage Color: Medium Green
Harvest Season: Early Summer
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist,  well-drained
Resistance: Cold Hardy, Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance: Normal,  loamy
Uses: Beds, Border, Cuisine, Outdoor


600 days (approximately 2 years) to reach maturity.

Don't let the long growth time of this perennial vegetable discourage you; Sweet Purple Asparagus will produce heavily and dependably for up to 15 seasons! This is a vegetable for your permanent garden, asking only well-drained fertile soil receiving sunshine and water. Begin this gourmet (and exceptionally healthful) crop today, and enjoy the results for more than a decade to come!

Purple asparagus has actually been around a long, long time; records exist of it being grown in France more than 150 years ago, and it was not new then. But it has only recently arrived on American tables, and we are proud to make the seed available to Park gardeners this season. Its benefits go well beyond its striking color and beauty!

Sweet Purple spears are about 6 to 9 inches long, much larger than traditional green types and also thicker. Best of all, they are stringless and tender, with less fiber than their green cousins, so they can be eaten from tip to base -- no need to snap off the tough end! Boasting 20% more sugar than green asparagus, they are mild, nutty, and sweet.

But concealed within each yummy bite is a good serving of anthocyanin, a powerful antioxidant that helps fight cancer. This asparagus is a superfood, absolutely central to a nutritious disease-prevention diet.

Sweet Purple loses much of its beautiful deep burgundy-violet coloration when cooked, but you can minimize this by sprinkling the spears with lemon juice just before cooking, or by lightly steaming. Because this variety is less fibrous, it cooks more quickly than green varieties.

Sweet Purple is a large plant with fern-like foliage reaching 4 to 5 feet high and 12 to 30 inches wide. Let the foliage die down naturally; it feeds the plant as it matures, so you don't want to cut it back until it falls over. That's about all there is to maintaining this vigorous perennial!

Start the seeds indoors in your Bio Dome or in peat pots or other individual containers. The seed germinates well but slowly; sow it 12 to 14 weeks before last scheduled spring frost in your area, and expect 3 weeks to pass before you see the shoots. When it's time to transplant the seedlings, let them harden off in a shaded, protected garden spot for at least 5 days before being set out in the soil.

Enrich the planting site with a balanced fertilizer, and make sure the drainage is good. Raised beds work well for this perennial, but traditional rows are also fine. Bear in mind that this is a tall plant that will shade neighboring plants during the growing season. During the first two years, as the plants reach maturity, make sure they never dry out completely. Cut back the dead foliage in late autumn and keep the bed weeded to prevent insects from sheltering near the plants.

Once your purple asparagus bed is established, you will wonder how you ever got by without fresh, delicious, healthy stalks straight from the garden to your plate! Enjoy. Zones 3-9.



Superior Germination Through Superior Science

Park's Superior Seeds Park Seed's humidity- and temperature-controlled seed storage vault Park Seed offers some of the highest-quality vegetable and flower seeds available in the industry, and there are a number of reasons for this.

First of all, we have humidity- and temperature-controlled storage, and we never treat any of our seeds with chemicals or pesticides. Nor do we ever sell GMO's (genetically modified seeds), so you always know the products you're buying from us are natural as well as safe for you and the environment.

Superior Standards - University Inspected

Testing seeds against minimum germination standards To make sure we are providing the best seed product possible and that our customers will get the highest number of seedlings from every packet, we conduct our own germination testing and have quality-control measures in every stage of our seed-handling operation. We hold ourselves to standards that are at or above federal and state standards, including testing specific crops more frequently than recommended by federal guidelines. And in order to maintain our organic certification, we welcome Clemson University to inspect us annually to make sure our organic seeds, which are stored and processed separately, are being handled properly.

Hand Packed By Experienced Technicians

Park Seed has been handling and packing vegetable and flower seeds for 145 years, a history that has given us a great understanding of how each variety should be cared for and maintained throughout every step of theprocess, from collection to shipping.

When packing our seeds, the majority are actually done by hand (with extreme care!), and we often over-pack them, so you're receiving more than the stated quantity.

The Park Seed Gold Standard

Park Seed's exclusive Fresh-Pak gold foil seed packets And many of our seeds are packed in our exclusive Fresh-Pak gold foil packets, which are lined to keep moisture out, so the seeds stay fresher for longer. We carefully pack very tiny or fragile seeds in crush-proof vials to ensure safe delivery to your home. Some of the small seeds are also offered as "pellets" (have a clay coating) to make sowing and growing easier.

When it comes to the kinds of seeds we offer, we are constantly seeking something new and provide many unique and hard-to-find varieties from all around the world. Our on-staff horticulturists are ready and available to share their expertise to help you with the success of these seeds, so you can grow a beautiful and productive garden!

How do I place an order?

​​Now our shopping cart is working quite properly, so you are welcome to place orders online, if you find the seed(s) you are looking for. If you cannot find what you are looking for from our online store, or the quantity you want is not available, please contact us by email ([email protected]). We are ready to source plants seeds online for you from China.



Payment and Shipping

At the moment, the easiest way of payment for us is Paypal. If you dont have paypal, you can also contact us for possibility of other options like Western Union, Bank trasnfer etc.
We ship seeds via Express Mail Service of Chinese Post Office. This takes around 7-30 days to reach most countries in the world. Please notice us if you want to use different way of shipping. But kindly be aware that international currier like DHL, UPS, Fedex, TNT cannot ship seeds easily from China. So normally we dont use their service for plant seeds for sale online delivery.



Returns & Refunds

If seeds fail to leave China, we will refund your payment 100%. But if seeds fail to reach you due to customs problem on your side which we were not informed in advance, we will not be able to bear any loss, and no refund will be made.
We sell only viable plants seeds online, and test germination of our seeds from time to time. So we will not be able to refund for seeds that clients fail to germinate, unless we are convinced that it's truly problem of our seeds.
Our mission is to supply fresh and true seeds from China. If any Plant seeds for sale online from us turn out to be wrong ones, we will refund you 100%.

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