We grow willd asparagus plants (Asparagus acutifolia) from seed .
A lot of plants have already been grown in our nursery.
In nature we find them in areas with Mediterranean climate, but we have proven by experiments that they can survive -20 ° C without any problems (and without winter protection). They must although be planted in well-drained soil, as stagnant water in the root area can kill them.
Our plants have been growing in Logatec for about 8 years now.
The following minimum temperatures were recorded during this period (screenshots of the weather station - from the page www.wunderground.com):
-21,1°C in December 2014
-20,6°C in January 2017
-21,7°C in February 2018
Spring frost 2021:
High temperatures in February, then cooling. The evergreen shoots withered, but the plants soon sprouted again:
Spring shoots are usually harvested in the wild. If we want to collect a larger amount, the work is demanding and quite time consuming.
Seed before being cleaned.
Washed and dried.
Sprouted seeds in a sowing box.
The root is growing nicely.
The long first root indicates that the plant will develop a very deep root system.
Ready to plant in pots.
Plants in pots.
Ready to be shipped.
Our wild asparagus is an evergreen perennial that has pungent shoots.
The flowers are bright yellow.
Very few plants develop seeds. Wild asparagus is a dioecious plant, which means that there are both female and male plants.