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Bastard Spargles

Most modern asparagus roots sold for agriculture are for male plants. They are more ‘productive’, at least from the perspective of producing spears for the table. I planted a bunch of purple asparagus two springs ago. So what have we here?

Well, our little patch of Elsinore seems to have come with a few feral asparagi that are female…

And those are what spargle fruits look like. I’m really curious about what the F1 results would be. Have any of you grown asparagus from seed?

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