What's your question? Ask

Asparagus Plants

Q.Asparagus crowns

Zone iowa, usa | jerk added on May 17, 2012 | Answered

I planted asparagus 5/9, spider roots spread, crown up in the center. When will I see the crowns break through the rich soil I have planted them in? Is that germination?

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 21, 2012

It sounds like you planted crowns, which means that there will be no germination. Germination would be when asparagus seeds sprout.

When you plant crowns, you are planting a dormant plant and you are waiting for them to break their dormancy. It can take 2-8 weeks for this to happen. Extra water and warmer weather will help this along faster.

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Asparagus Plants
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert