Asparagus officinalis 'Pacific Purple'

Pacific Purple Asparagus

Categories: Small Fruits

This variety was bred by Dr. Peter Falloon from Aspara Pacific in New Zealand. This new purple variety is high performing, producing higher yields than Purple Passion as well as many of the green varieties. It is unique in the way it holds a deep purple color through the season and is very tender with a sweet flavor, distinctive from green varieties.


More About Asparagus officinalis 'Pacific Purple'

  • fresh eating, cooking or making salads

As Pacific Purple produces especially large-sized spears, we recommend planting the crowns 8 inches apart rather than at the usual 12 inch spacing. This practice will produce more normal-sized diameter spears. 

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Height:

2-4 ft

Spread:

1-2 ft

Spacing:

1-2 ft

Hardiness Zone:

3-9

Asparagus officinalis 'Pacific Purple' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Container
  • Orchard Plant
  • Mass Plant

Exposure

  • Sun Tolerant
  • Does best in full sun
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer
  • Late Summer
  • Early Spring

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Tolerates most soils

Fruit

  • Greenish

Fruit Qualities

  • aromatic
  • texture, hard/firm
  • mild flavor
  • crisp

Habit

  • Upright