If purple asparagus doesn’t sound appetizing, don’t worry; the color fades when the asparagus is cooked. In April and May, a heavy yield of attractive smoky purple spears is produced. Purple asparagus is a similar in appearance and flavor to both white and green varieties as its original cultivar came from green asparagus. The stems are most often used in the following ways: Cooking; Planting & Growing The Purple Passion Asparagus does turn green when cooked but is more tender and nuttier than older varieties. Purple Passion Asparagus 25 Roots - Male Dominate - Heirloom/No GMOs Visit the Hirt's Gardens Store. Gorgeous purple color with delectable flavor. The deep-burgundy color of the spears is striking, and it provides excellent purple color w It can be productive for 20 or more years if given proper care. ‘Purple Passion’ has many similar characteristics to green asparagus but offers something new for the asparagus connoisseur. Its differentiated by its violet hued stems and conical crowned tips, however its feathery foliage is still green. Plants are very vigorous and fully produce in the third year with large tender spears. Currently unavailable. That difference is color and flavor and it will make one of the best treats of the garden, fresh Asparagus, even better! This variety has a 20% higher sugar content and is often eaten raw. Asparagus Purple Passion. Its attractive violet coloring is only skin deep as its flesh is pale green to creamy white. Although they looked slightly fragile when they appeared, as bare root often does, these little plants were anything but wimpy! Image of brown, group, diet - 154402802 Growing from seeds isn’t recommended because it delays your harvest by an entire calendar year and it’s difficult to control for weeds during the germination period. Full Sun Fragrant. Out of stock. Latin Name: Asparagus officinalis Site and Soil: Asparagus likes 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil. You can grow purple asparagus from seeds or by transplanting year-old crowns. Asparagus 'Purple Passion' Purple Passion Asparagus. Asparagus, Purple Passion Short Description. This asparagus bears well at a young age. Purple Passion is the best asparagus variety. The deep-burgundy color of the spears is striking, and it provides excellent purple color w Purple Passion asparagus plants is a unique asparagus variety especially suited to the asparagus enthusiast, whether home gardener or commercial grower. Pre-order PURPLE PASSION. Asparagus is extremely nutritious and has many health benefits! 5 Pack. 'Purple Passion' will start sending its thick spears through the soil in late April as the ground warms. Purple Passion asparagus has many similar characteristics to green asparagus but offers something new to home gardeners or commercial growers. Jersey Knight Asparagus Roots. Asparagus roots will become available for shipment the 1st week of April through the beginning of May or while supplies last. Out of stock. Common Name: Asparagus ‘Purple Passion’ is considered a connoisseur’s selection of asparagus with a refined sweet flavor (20% more sugar!) This asparagus plant needs full sun. Regular price $9.99 Quantity. SKU: AS125R. Great early Spring eating. They are so tender you can get them right out of the garden! We bought 25 Purple Passion Asparagus roots this spring. Purple Passion Asparagus Plants produce larger, sweeter spears than most green varieties, although they do emerge a bit later as well. Colorful option for raw use. Because they are a … Purple Size. Its special, attractive purple color, flavor and tenderness distinguish this variety from others. The spears are generally larger and more tender, and have a 20% higher sugar content. The purple spears will turn green in color when blanched. Photo about Purple passion asparagus isolated on white background. Good disease resistance. Purple Passion’s attractive color, sweet, mild flavor and tenderness distinguish this variety. Spears are larger and more tender than green; Sweetness gives it a mild, nutty flavor It is a unique asparagus variety especially suited to the asparagus enthusiast, whether home gardener or commercial grower. Out of stock. 4.5 out of 5 stars 107 ratings. The spears of ‘Purple Passion’ are generally larger and much tenderer than its green asparagus counterpart. This plant will produce medium sized, thick spears over and over. Purple asparagus grow in exactly the same way as green asparagus. Grow the Asparagus with the difference! These gorgeous asparagus stalks are completely purple as spears and fronds. Purple Passion 2 Year Asparagus Roots. Jamieson Brothers® Purple Passion Asparagus - 2 pack Thick, tasty, purple spears are produced in May and early June. Purple Passion Asparagus. A very nutritious and delicious vegetable to have in your garden. Plant Type: Perennial Grows Best In: Full Sun Day to Maturity: Early Spring … The spears are generally larger and more tender, and have a 20% higher sugar content. Purple Passion F1 is a mild, sweet tasting spear, making it a great addition to specialty retail markets. Purple Passion Asparagus provide medium spears that are purple, smooth and have a nutty flavour. (Asparagus) Asparagus ‘Purple Passion’ has many similar characteristics to green asparagus but offers something new for the asparagus connoisseur. Full Description. Beautiful and tender purple spears, sweeter than green varieties, cold hardy. Customers who bought this item also bought. Produces beautiful dark purple bracts that are sweeter than standard green varieties. Purple Passion Asparagus spears are known to be larger and more tender than green asparagusAsparagus is a long-lived perennial vegetable crop that is enjoyed by many gardeners. My Purple Passion asparagus plants are pleasant bedfellows with the Mary Washingtons and Jersey Knights in my 5' x 16' asparagus bed. Purple Passion asparagus produces green stalks with pretty purple coloring on the stalks and tips, which changes to bright green when steamed more than 2 minutes. They can be harvested for about eight weeks before the plants go to seed. 0 out of 5 $ 35.65. Large first-year crowns. Asparagus – Purple Passion $ 1.89. Millenium Asparagus Roots. Purple Passion asparagus will delight your eyes as well as your taste buds! It is rust resistant. This asparagus can be used either raw or cooked. This is a high yielding, relatively early asparagus that is super sweet when cooked. The stems have a pleasant taste. These are sold only in bundles of 10 - … We are passionate about this asparagus' florid purple color, love-me-tenderness and delectable mild flavor. Purple spears turn green when cooked. Purple Passion is a tetraploid strain, rather than diploid, like the green types. These colorful spears will turn green when cooked. Having established the bed nine years ago with Mary Washingtons and adding the other two varieties over the years, we are enjoying a plentiful harvest of delicious, plump asparagus speers this spring. Medium sized spears are very sweet and tender. The Purple Passion Asparagus produces beautiful purple stalks that are very sweet with 20% more sugar than the green varieties. ‘Purple Passion’ consists of both male and female plants. The stems have a pleasant taste. This is the only time of year that they are available. Colour. Purple asparagus is a tender, very sweet variety of asparagus with large spears. In April and May, a heavy yield of attractive smoky purple spears is produced. Purple Passion asparagus has many similar characteristics to green asparagus but offers something new to home gardeners or commercial growers. Although the stalks turn green when cooked, these vitamin-rich spears are so tasty that you can eat them raw right out of your garden. Sweeter and nuttier than more commonly seen green asparagus, these purple spears are eaten out of the garden as young shoots, harvested in late spring or early summer. Purple Passion is tested for genetic purity and seed block inspected, ensuring you receive the highest quality asparagus. They make an incredible addition to any edible landscape. ‘Purple Passion’ – As its name suggests, this widely grown variety produces attractive, ultra-sweet purple spears. This dark purple asparagus plant is a perennial that can be planted just once and the succulent spears can be enjoyed for years. Pollination Requirements: Pollination is not required. To grow great asparagus in spring, you have to grow the ferns in summer. This variety has up to 20% more sugar and therefore lends itself to eating raw served with dips. 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