Asparagus Plants

Asparagus plants growing in the gardenOur asparagus is nothing like the grocery store variety. Jersey Asparagus cultivars are tender and mouth-watering—and taste nothing like the bland, stringy spears found in supermarkets. Once you've tried them, you will discover why we only offer Jersey asparagus crowns for sale!


The Advantages of Jersey Male Hybrids:

  • High Yields - Jersey Male Hybrid Asparagus plants have consistently produced the highest yields; up to four times greater than the older male/female varieties.
  • Disease Tolerance - Jersey Male Hybrid Asparagus varieties were specially bred for their high tolerance to the most common asparagus diseases: Fusarium crown rot, Fusarium root rot, Rust and Cercospera.
  • Less Weeding - Our mostly male asparagus plants produce very few berries, which means much less weeding.

Because asparagus beds can produce spears for 15 to 30 years, it should be planted at the edge or end of the garden. Asparagus spears will start to emerge each spring when the soil temperature reaches 50°F. The rule of thumb has always been that you should wait until the second year to harvest your asparagus. The harvest season will continue for approximately 2-3 weeks on a new bed and 6-8 weeks for an asparagus bed that is three years old or more.


The amount of asparagus you grow depends upon the amount of people you will be feeding and whether it will be eaten fresh, frozen or canned. Normally 10 crowns will provide one person with fresh asparagus for the season. Plant 20 asparagus crowns per person if you are planning on freezing or canning the spears.


Research has shown that the asparagus crowns grow more vigorously when Triple Superphosphate is applied during planting. After the spears have been harvested for the year, monthly feedings can be done with Neptune's Harvest. Complete planting instructions are included with each order of asparagus crowns.


For more helpful information on planting asparagus plants, see our page on asparagus growing tips. We also have a short video on how easy it is to plant asparagus crowns.

Show product details for Jersey Giant Asparagus - 20 Hybrid Male Plants

Jersey Giant Asparagus - 20 Hybrid Male Plants

Price $21.00

The 'Jersey Giant' Male Hybrid Asparagus Plant is a popular choice for both the home gardener and the commercial grower due to its high and early yield. Jersey Giant tolerates colder climates, is very salt-tolerant and matures 7 to 10 days earlier than other varieties. You are purchasing 1-year-old crowns. Each order contains 20 asparagus plants. Asparagus starts shipping 4/28.

Show product details for Jersey Knight Asparagus - 20 Hybrid Male Plants

Jersey Knight Asparagus - 20 Hybrid Male Plants

Price $21.00

The 'Jersey Knight' Male Hybrid Asparagus Plant is our best home garden choice. Of all the Jersey varieties, Knight has the best spear quality, with tips that stay tight past harvest. This variety does well in warmer climates and is extremely tolerant of salty environs. You are purchasing 1-year-old crowns. Each order contains 20 asparagus plants. Asparagus starts shipping 4/28.

Show product details for Jersey Supreme Asparagus - 20 Hybrid Male Plants

Jersey Supreme Asparagus - 20 Hybrid Male Plants

Price $21.00

The 'Jersey Supreme' Male Hybrid Asparagus plant is the newest release of the Jersey Series. Jersey Supreme is noted for its sweet flavor, plus it provides good yields with medium spear size. Spears emerge early like Jersey Giant and is equally cold and salt-tolerant. You are purchasing 1-year-old crowns. Each order contains 20 asparagus plants. Asparagus starts shipping 4/28.

Show product details for Asparagus Knife

Asparagus Knife

Price $18.00

Asparagus knives need to be strong enough to be pushed into the soil and sharp enough make a clean cut. The asparagus knife has a 9-inch shaft with a 5-inch wooden handle which allows for easier cutting of the asparagus spears. The blade is 1.5-inches wide x 5.5-inches long. Total overall length is 19.5-inches.

Show product details for Replacement Blade For Asparagus Knife

Replacement Blade For Asparagus Knife

Price $5.25

This is a replacement blade for our asparagus knife. The steel blade is 1.5 inches wide x 5.5 inches long. Includes 2 pop-rivets.