A guide to choosing the right size

Asparagus Crowns are best planted April-May.

All orders are despatched in one delivery. If your order contains both bare root and container grown plants then we can only despatch when all plants are ready. 

How To Plant Asparagus Crown Video - By Monty Don GardenersWorld.com

Plant spacing can be either: 1 m (40”) between rows planted 30 cm (12”) apart or 90 cm (36”) between rows planted 45 cm (18”) apart.


Selecting a site - It is essential to choose a site with uniform soil conditions and good drainage, as asparagus is a long-term crop that can last up to 20 years. Early asparagus spears can be damaged by frost so frosty sites must be avoided. Though asparagus can be grown in many soil types they have extensive root systems and therefore, for maximum development, the ideal site should be a deep dug, rich free draining soil.

Soil Preparation - It is important that the soil is totally free of perennial weeds prior to planting, as weeding will become difficult once the growth has developed. In the autumn, prior to spring planting, incorporate a good quality farmyard manure. If you are planting a large area with asparagus it is advisable to carry out pH and nutrient tests to ensure that the pH is between the ideal 6.5 and 7 (add lime if necessary) and that there is a balanced nutrient level present. For smaller areas within the ideal pH of 6.5 and 7 an annual application of a general fertiliser will be adequate. If your soil is heavy either plant in raised beds these should be a minimum 60 cm (2 ft) deep or incorporate clean sharp/horticultural sand, which will improve drainage.

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delivery charges

Asparagus crowns are despatched between October and May but are best planted April-May. Please mark your order if you would like delivery before April. 

Collection - If you would like to collect your trees then use this option. Note the collection is from the Wholesale Nursery office between Monday-Friday only. Please allow 1 working days for your order to be processed prior to collection date.

We are not a Garden Centre or retail Nursery. Orders can be placed via our website and the collection option can be selected at the checkout. Your order will then be ready for you to collect during our normal opening hours which are Monday-Friday 07.30-16.30. Our plants are grown in fields that can be 2 miles away from our office so it is not possible to just turn up and select your own trees.

Delivery Charges - The delivery charge is worked out from the weight and the size of the plant. We have several rates that apply to UK mainland addresses. The lower postal rates range from £2.80 - £5.70, will be applied to smaller orders of the lighter plants like currants, raspberries, gooseberries, blackberries, asparagus and strawberries although larger orders will go into the £10.00 rate. A higher rate of £18.00 - £32.00 will be charged for deliveries to European Countries and GY KW IV AB PH KW HS ZE IM BT DD JE PO30 PO31 PO32 PO33 PO34 PO35 PO36 PO37 PO38 PO39 PO40 PO41 Postcodes. Once you have put together your order the delivery charge will show before payment. All orders are despatched in one delivery.

To take advantage of a promotional code or gift voucher this must be entered into the redeem code box at the checkout. Discounts cannot be given once an order is completed and any codes have not been used.

Pacific Purple

Asparagus Crowns | Genus Asparagus

Pacific Purple is destined to set new standards in asparagus taste and tenderness. Its spears are larger and more tender than green asparagus. Without any of the strings that can make green asparagus tough, the whole spear can be cooked without wasting the butt. But what’s really different about Pacific Purple is its taste. It has so much more natural sugar it’s often snapped off and eaten raw. And when it’s cooked its sweetness gives it a mild, nutty flavour. Its colour makes it a distinctive salad garnish.


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Size Description Price Availability QTY

4 Aug 15 | David

Received and planted these in March '15 and they have taken well in the garden, with only one crown not producing spears. Yet to taste them as they have been left to go to fern to strengthen them for future years.

9 Apr 14 | David W

plants arrived well packed and look really healthy, excellent communications, willuse again

2 Apr 14 | David M

Ordered in Autum. Decided to opt for delivery late March, early April. I got several emails warning me of despatch and they duly arrived on 1st April bag on time. At the present time I can say they were well packaged, look completely healthy and a good size. I'm expecting them to transplant well. I plan to shop here again.

12 Mar 14 | Susan

bought last year and as the plot was not ready had to plant in pots, lost three during the year and when replanting the roots have hardly grown. Hoping they pull through now.

21 Feb 14 | Dawn M

Excellent crowns. I bought 5 of every variety. Planted straight away. Look forward to a productive summer.

1 Oct 13 | Saima

Beautifully packaged, healthy crowns arrived within days of ordering i March and have settled very well over the summer. Fronded plentifully. I am very happy with the purchase.

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