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Asparagus densiflorus - Plant

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Description for Asparagus densiflorus

Asparagus, or garden asparagus, scientific name Asparagus officinalis, is a spring vegetable, a flowering perennial plant species in the genus Asparagus.

It was once classified in the lily family, like the related Allium species, onions, and garlic, but the Liliaceae have been split and the onion-like plants are now in the family Amaryllidaceae and asparagus in the Asparagaceae. Asparagus officinalis is native to most of Europe, northern Africa, and western Asia, and is widely cultivated as a vegetable crop.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Asparagus, Asparagus Densiflorus White Spring Up to 2 feet Easy to grow

Planting and care

Asparagus is planted in the spring season. It is propagated by root suckers or seeds. The soil is prepared well digging up to 15 cm depth. The field is divided into conveniently sized plots and laid out into ridges at 60 cm apart. Well-developed root suckers are planted on the ridges.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Partial shade Well drained soil Medium 20 to 30 degrees C Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Asparagus densiflorus

  • Asparagus needs regular watering, especially while young.
  • Asparagus is a heavy feeder and fertilizer should be applied in mid-spring when they are actively growing.
  • The plants will need to be cut in spring each year before new growth starts.

Harvesting

NA

Typical uses of Asparagus densiflorus

Special features: No serious pest and disease have been noticed in this crop.

Culinary use: NA

Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose.

Medicinal use: Asparagus good for heart health, in regulating blood sugar, Anti-aging benefits, lowering the risk of type-2 diabetes, skin health, preventing kidney stones, good for pregnant women, digestive health, reduces the risk of getting cancer.

  • Note: Use only after consulting the specialist.

  • References

    • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asparagus
    • http://hubpages.com/living/How-to-plant-wild-asparagus
    • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=b578

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