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Millennium

Asparagus Roots

$10.00


Millennium asparagus, developed by at Univ. of Guelph, Canada, has become a very popular asparagus in Canada and United States. In our trial, Millennium has been productive, with high quality spears, tender, and has good flavor. Can be grown successfully in a wide range of soil types.

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Learning Download: How to Grow Asparagus Roots

Asparagus is one of the few perennial vegetable crops. The shoots are picked as young spears in the spring. Later in the season the foliage matures into an airy, fern-like cloud which changes to a golden color in the fall. Because asparagus takes up a permanent place in the garden, but can be an attractive plant, many people with space imitations use asparagus as a border or hedge plant.

Before Planting: Plants can be started from seed about 4 weeks before the last expected frost. More commonly they are grown from crowns, which are the one year old base and roots of the plants. These are planted in a trench with the roots spread out over mounded soil. The trench is gradually filled in as the plants grow.

Planting: Dig a trench 8 inches deep and wide enough to accommodate the outspread roots (about 10 inches), then space the asparagus 18 inches apart. Leave four feet between rows. Cover the roots with two inches of soil, and continue to fill in the trench as shoots grow. Be sure never to bury the green shoots completely. The trench can usually be filled by the end of the first growing season, but if not, simply continue to work on it the second year.

Watering: Water regularly, especially while young.

Fertilizer: Top dress annually with compost or mulch. Keep the patch free of competing weeds.

Days to Maturity: It takes about three years for plants to mature enough for harvesting. Prior to that plants should be allowed to grow and feed themselves.

Harvesting: In the third year, begin harvesting spears that are finger-sized and about 8″ long. You can either snap off the spears are cut them with a knife. Harvest for about 4 weeks the first year. In subsequent years you can harvest until the weather warms and the spears look spindly. Then allow the foliage to grow and feed the plants.

Tips: Asparagus is a spring crop, preferring cooler temperatures and full sun.

Learning Download: How to Grow Asparagus

Asparagus is one of the few perennial vegetable crops. The shoots are picked as young spears in the spring. Later in the season the foliage matures into an airy, fern-like cloud which changes to a golden color in the fall. Because asparagus takes up a permanent place in the garden, but can be an attractive plant, many people with space imitations use asparagus as a border or hedge plant.

Before Planting: Plants can be started from seed about 4 weeks before the last expected frost. More commonly they are grown from crowns, which are the one year old base and roots of the plants. These are planted in a trench with the roots spread out over mounded soil. The trench is gradually filled in as the plants grow.

Planting: Dig a trench 8 inches deep and wide enough to accommodate the outspread roots (about 10 inches), then space the asparagus 18 inches apart. Leave four feet between rows. Cover the roots with two inches of soil, and continue to fill in the trench as shoots grow. Be sure never to bury the green shoots completely. The trench can usually be filled by the end of the first growing season, but if not, simply continue to work on it the second year.

Watering: Water regularly, especially while young.

Fertilizer: Top dress annually with compost or mulch. Keep the patch free of competing weeds.

Days to Maturity: It takes about three years for plants to mature enough for harvesting. Prior to that plants should be allowed to grow and feed themselves. (730 days)

Harvesting: In the third year, begin harvesting spears that are finger-sized and about 8″ long. You can either snap off the spears are cut them with a knife. Harvest for about 4 weeks the first year. In subsequent years you can harvest until the weather warms and the spears look spindly. Then allow the foliage to grow and feed the plants.

Tips: Asparagus is a spring crop, preferring cooler temperatures and full sun.

What others are saying

  1. Nelson Guier

    Question

    (verified owner)

    I never did see if the millennium is a 100%male variety. I don’t want any female plants.
    I live in Missouri and have raised 3acres of asparagus for 22years. Had syn456 and later planted and acre of jersey knight. Both were very good. Is the millennium better and 100% male

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    • Ashton Otte

      Urban Farmer

      Hi Nelson! The millennium asparagus roots are very productive and can be grown in many different soil types. They are also 100% male.

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Asparagus Shipping Schedule

We ship asparagus at just the right time for planting in your area. The map and chart below identify your growing zone and show you when your plants are estimated to arrive. Please check this page for any updates on your spring shipping schedule.

Shipping Zones

Spring Shipping Schedule
Vegetable, Herb, & Flower Transplants, Sweet Potatoes
Zones Shipping Begins
8,9,10 April
6,7 May (Sweet Potatoes)
3,4,5 June
Spring Shipping Schedule
Potatoes, Fruit Plants, Onion Sets, Asparagus, Rhubarb, Horseradish, Spring Flower Bulbs
Zones Shipping Begins
8,9,10 March
6,7 March-April
3,4,5 April-May
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