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Pacific 2000 Asparagus

Asparagus 'Pacific 2000'

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Pacific 2000 Asparagus (Asparagus 'Pacific 2000') at Roger's Gardens

Pacific 2000 Asparagus fruit

Pacific 2000 Asparagus fruit

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Height:  4 feet

Spread:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Description:

Large succulent spears, a high producing variety; let foliage stand over winter to insulate crowns and manufacture food for a better crop, cut back in spring; ripe stems are perfect for fresh salads, roasted or even pickling

Edible Qualities

Pacific 2000 Asparagus is a perennial vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. The stems are usually harvested from mid spring to early summer. The stems have a pleasant taste.

The stems are most often used in the following ways:

  • Fresh Eating
  • Eating When Cooked/Prepared
  • Cooking
  • Pickling

Planting & Growing

Pacific 2000 Asparagus will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years.

This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
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Garden  Herb 
Applications
Vegetable 
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