vegetable

Millennium Asparagus

Asparagus 'Millennium'

 

 
Millennium Asparagus (Asparagus 'Millennium') at Ron Paul Garden Centre

Millennium Asparagus fruit

Millennium Asparagus fruit

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Millennium Asparagus (Asparagus 'Millennium') at Ron Paul Garden Centre

Millennium Asparagus stems

Millennium Asparagus stems

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Height:  4 feet

Spacing:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2

Other Names:  Guelph Millennium Asparagus

Description:

A predominantly male variety that produces a high quality, tender spear with excellent flavor; grows well in most soil types; let foliage stand over winter to insulate crowns and cut back in spring; enrich soil with compost

Edible Qualities

Millennium Asparagus is a perennial vegetable plant that is typically grown for its edible qualities. The stems are usually harvested from mid to late spring. The stems have a pleasant taste.

The stems are most often used in the following ways:

  • Cooking
  • Pickling

Planting & Growing

Millennium Asparagus will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Garden  Herb 
Applications
Vegetable 
Ornamental Features