Asparagus- West GA

Q: Can you grow asparagus in west Georgia?

A: Asparagus is easy to grow here. Better yet, it is perennial, so you don’t have to plant seed each year. Asparagus plants are either male or female. Female plants produce more but smaller spears than the male plants. Old-time varieties such as ‘Mary Washington’ or ‘Martha Washington’ are not nearly as productive as newer varieties. Look for ‘Jersey Giant’, ‘Jersey Knight’, or ‘Jersey Prince’. They produce three times as much as older varieties