Asparagus roots are typically available to order from March through the beginning of May, or while supplies last. This is the only time of year that they are available.
Purple Passion is a unique asparagus variety especially suited to the asparagus enthusiast, whether home gardener or commercial grower. Its special, attractive purple color, flavor and tenderness distinguish this variety from others. Our field trial confirms all of these attributes with taste tests conducted here. In addition, our trials indicate Purple Passion has productive yields.
Purple Passion asparagus is a bit nuttier and sweeter than white or green asparagus as it has about 20 percent more sugar content. Purple Passion stalks are purple on the outside but the interior of the asparagus is green, similar to our as Jersey Knight.
For best performance, plant spacing for Purple Passion is 6-8 inches apart in the row instead of the usual 12-inch spacing. When cooked, the bright purple color is reduced, but when served fresh in salads it provides a colorful and flavorful accent. Purple Passion is an excellent addition to any asparagus planting.