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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 03:53 PM

Asparagus crown search

Last edited Sun Feb 10, 2013, 05:50 PM - Edit history (1)

I am going to put in some asparagus this spring (May) and am seeking advice where to buy crowns. Our local nursery usually has some, but wondering if anyone could steer me to a decent online place? ETA, the local nursery is good enough to special order things if I find something they don't carry. I like to do that as it keeps some of the money local, sorry I wasn't clear.

I am in the Pacific NorthWet, if it matters (hence May planting).

Thank you.

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Agony Feb 2013 #3
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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 04:07 PM

1. Do you not trust your local nursery?

Whenever I have a local, locally owned and operated business that I can trust, I give them my money. The reason I would go somewhere else would be if I cannot get what I want from them.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 05:19 PM

2. They are ok, and special order things for me, which I'd do if I got recommendations.

If they don't carry it, they sometimes can order things which I like to do. That way they get some money also as yes, we are all in this together.

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 05:49 PM

3. Nichols perhaps

from your part of the world. I have been growing my asparagus from seed lately but have also planted a lot of crowns. I have had a good experience whenever I have bought from Nichols (not a lot since I am in the northeast)

https://www.nicholsgardennursery.com/store/product-info.php?pid1317.html

Cheers,
Agony

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:55 PM

4. Territorial Seed.

I haven't purchased crowns (they can't send them here) but I've had good luck with the quality of their live plants. They send detailed growing instructions too.

http://www.territorialseed.com/category/s?keyword=asparagus


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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 07:15 AM

5. I just ordered some from Amazon - Martha Washington Heirloom. They come in a pot, which

I will set out soon. So, don't know how they will do; but it is a start.

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