Mary Washington Asparagus

Mary Washington

Heirloom Type: Asparagus

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Origins:  Created by Dr. Norton with the USDA in 1919.  Most popular asparagus grown during the first half of that century.

Characteristics: This variety was a favorite because its resistance to asparagus rust.  Can contiue to produce asparagus for 20+ years.  Very large crowns.

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Availability: Many heirloom seed companies

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