What is an Asparagus?
Asparagus, or garden asparagus, folk name sparrow grass, scientific name Asparagus officinalis, is a perennial flowering plant species in the genus Asparagus.
Its young shoots are used as a spring vegetable. It was once classified in the lily family, like the related Allium species, onions and garlic.
Where Can I Get Asparagus In South Africa?
Does asparagus grow in South Africa?
Spring or autumn are the best times to plant asparagus crowns out, so if you’re planning on planting come late winter once the frosts have finished or early September, get cracking on getting your soil ready now! Asparagus needs a full sun situation where it will receive 6-8 hours of sunlight a day.
Is asparagus a fruit or stem?
Asparagus is popular perennial medicinal and vegetable plant. The underground part is a rhizome with medicinal properties and the over-ground parts are stems, branches, leaves, flowers and fruits.
The buds emerge from the ground is used as vegetable purpose it is also known as spears.
How fast does asparagus grow?
In the peak of asparagus season, asparagus spears can grow up to 2 inches per day, producing bountiful harvests for gardeners to enjoy.