Our Purple Asparagus is a beautiful dark variety that is sweeter than standard green varieties. Plants are very vigorous and get into production in the third year with large tender spears. Purple asparagus is excellent raw or cooked (grilled, steamed, pan fried... so many options!). However, it becomes greener when cooked. They tend to sell out quickly each year, so don't wait to order!
NOTE: Asparagus is a perennial vegetable bed, with 20+ years of production, if properly prepared and established.
Reference University of Missouri Extension site for growing instructions: