Asparagus Plants
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Anonymous added on May 19, 2018 | Answered

Hi ! :) We have a large asparagus field . My Husband planted one year old crowns back in 2003. He said that they're Jersey Knights ( Spelling ) . He has always told me not to pick the smaller asparagus because they're the females . I've noticed that it we leave those to go to seed early on in the season , it doesn't seem like we get anymore out of that particular crown? We live in Central Maine , our asparagus starts coming the first part of May , and we usually pick for about 6 weeks. Do you recommend that we don't pick the asparagus that is really small in diameter ? Thank you for any help! :)

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 19, 2018

With a well established bed, I would not worry about leaving all the female Asparagus.

These links have more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/asparagus/male-female-asparagus-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/asparagus/harvesting-asparagus.htm

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