Asparagus Plants

Asparagus Seed

Anonymous added on September 26, 2012 | Answered

I have asparagus and want to plant seeds taken from my plants. Some are covered with red or brown skin. When do I pull them off the fern and do I open the skin or just plant the whole berry? Looking forward to your answer.

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Answered on September 27, 2012

You can harvest the seeds during fall pruning. If you're starting them indoors, you would normally do this about 2-3 months before your last expected frost date. Then once they reach 6-12 inches, you can plant them outdoors, treating them like you would crowns. This article should help:

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