Asparagus Purple Passion

New Edible for 2022!

Asparagus is one of the more permanent vegetable crops in a garden, typically producing for 10 to 15 years. This gourmet variety has smoky purple spears in April and May which are sweet when raw and mildly nutty, turning green when cooked.

Purple Passion is easy to grow and yields heavily – just designate a corner of your garden for it – enjoy the harvest in the spring and the ornamental features of the feathery foliage for the rest of the season.

Asparagus Purple Passion. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.