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Asparagus Seeds?


 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:33 am    Post subject: Asparagus Seeds? Reply with quote

I extended our asparagus bed this year and we now have ten plants instead of three.The original plants are now in their fourth year and the new ones are three year old plants.They were 6.99 each but I reckoned worth the money as they can be harvested next year instead of waiting three years as we did with our first ones.
One of the new plants had tiny green seeds and these have now turned a brilliant red colour.Are they seeds and should they be removed or will they damage or weaken the plant?



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

these seeds will take some energy from the crowns of the asparagus but very little. Allow the seeds to become red and slightly soft before removing them, drying them and saving them in a cool dry place until next Spring when you can sow them in heat and raise your own plants.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Michael, the seed heads are just about right to pick now by what you say.Do you know why one plant out of ten decided to produce seeds? i will give them a try and see how they fare out.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there are male and female plants and only the females produce seed. The other possible reason is the plants may not be mature enough to produce blossom and seed.
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