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Asparagus Mary Wash

14 reviews

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This is how we pack and send your Herb Plants to all states except TAS & WA



You will receive
- 1 Asparagus Mary Wash Herb Plant in a 50 X 75mm tube - General growing instructions

All of our Herb Plants are grown organically with certified organic potting mixes and fertilizers

Botanical Name: Asparagus officinalis

Mary Washington is a female variety of Asparagus. It produces thick dark green spears with sweet and succulent purple tips. They have a delicate, delicious flavor when cooked.

Mary Washington shows good resistance to rust and crown rot.

Asparagus is an excellent source of vitamin A, and contains significant amounts of vitamin C, riboflavin, phosphorus and calcium. One cup of cooked fresh asparagus contains only 30 calories.

The young shoots and rhizomes are a useful diuretic for cystitis and swollen ankles. It is also useful for flushing waste products accumulated in the joints causing rheumatic pain and gout.

Asparagus can be lightly steamed or stir fried served as a vegetable or cooked and pureed for soup.

Growing

Because asparagus remain in place for years, advance soil preparation helps future production greatly. Compost, manure and green manure crops should be worked into the bed well ahead of planting. Well looked after plants will produce for 15 to 20 years.

Plant 30cm apart, well drained soil and full sun are preferred. Feed with seaweed and minerals in early spring before spears appear.

Cut back the clumps in mid autumn as they begin to shoot seeding ferns and mulch heavily to achieve maximum succulent spears in the spring.

Weeds and grasses are the worse problems with asparagus. They compete with the developing spears, and can significantly decrease yield and quality.

Harvesting

Ideally the spears are left for the first two years after which time the crowns will have fully developed. Harvest lightly in the third year, in early spring.

After three year harvest every spring, spears can be picked if they are thicker than a pencil and before they branch. Harvest spears 12 to 20 cm in length by cutting or snapping

 

All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.

Delivery

Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.

Regular Post - $10.95
Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)

HERB PLANTS

We send (Australia wide, excluding Western Australia and Tasmania):

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)

OTHER PRODUCTS

We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

*Subjected to actual conditions. Find out more about our Delivery information.

Returns

If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can either return your order for a full refund or exchange it for online store credit.

Find out more about our Returns information.

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    MO
    07/31/2020
    Maddison O.
    Australia Australia
    Happy Herbs!

    Very happy with how the asparagus arrived, they are now in the garden and thriving!! Thanks

    A
    06/26/2020
    Anonymous
    Australia Australia
    First time buyer review

    I’m very please how Mudbrick took care and put so much thought of packing my Asparagus Mary Wash. it was looking so healthy and started to grow more shoots after planted. They sent out a pre-acknowledged email for buyer prepare the planting environment was very thoughtful too.

    Mudbrick Herb Cottage Asparagus Mary Wash Review
    LD
    06/08/2020
    Lorraine D.
    Great service

    Healthy plants arrived, well packed and protected in good time.

    D
    05/21/2020
    Donalee
    Australia Australia
    My first Mary Wash

    I shared my first Mary Walsh asparagus spears this month and they were an amazing experience - I plan to plant a whole raised bed of these and never be without a good supply. They are so different from shop bought asparagus, sweet, crisp and good. Do please use whatever I have written as feedback - I couldn't think more highly of your products and service and will be back buying my Mary Walsh as soon as the raised beds are ready. I really love your work Herb Cottage, all the very best for you all.

    A
    05/09/2020
    Anonymous
    Asparagus Plants

    My order arrived quickly and the plants were in wonderful condition. Very helpful team at Mudbrick Herb Cottage.