Zone 6b, SW MO.Joanne S
We planted these crowns earlier last spring, so this is their second year at this property. We do have intentions of selling at market sooner or later, but for now we are still "home growers". We love asparagus and have been growing it for several years, but I wanted a single variety at the new place, so I chose these. The harvest this year was really good; I'm very happy with the harvest totals as well as the asparagus itself. Delicious!
Preserving: I either ferment them (just as you do cucumbers), or slice, blanch, and freeze. This year I put all the blanched, frozen asparagus into the freeze dryer. It love seeing the freeze-dried asparagus on my pantry shelf - so pretty!
Thanks for the great products! We are very pleased with all of our purchases and will be buying more things in the future.
I bought 25 of the Purple Passion Asparagus from Nourse about 3 years ago and they did well, good size and exceptional flavor.Tim G
I bought another 25 last year to fill in some "bare" spots in the asparagus patch. I planted 10 of the roots in June. The other 14 sat in the cardboard box for 2 months in the garage and dried out. Rather than throw them out I just planted them in another garden, around the first of August, 14 roots in a 12 foot long row. Wow, they all came up.
Not easy to grow veggies here in Wyoming but Nourse plants came through again for us!
These are great plants; very productive and taste sweeter than any of the other 3 varieties I've planted. Just bought some more when it was time to replant an old bed of Martha Washington.Gary
Beautiful crowns and arrived timely and in great shape. Had ordered another variety from other company and these from Nourse are hands down much better, quality crowns. Will use Nourse for future plant needs. Thanks .Ken T
I just received Purple passion and Millennium crowns. They are much more robust and have more root hairs than the crowns I have previously bought from the magazine garden stores. These ought to do very good and are well worth the slightly higher cost.Fred J
Purple passion is phenominal. I was not very fond of green asparaus but a friend let me have a few sprigs of his purple passion and I was hooked. They are very sweet and tasty. My roots have grown for 2 summers and they are getting progressively more productive. They become edible in late May and produce through early July here in Wilson, Kansas.Phillip M
I have been very pleased with Purple Passion. I've done taste tests with various people with other varietiesCindy D
Purple Passion is everyone's favorite! EVERYTIME!
I've been ordering from Nourse Farms for several years and I'm always pleased with the vigor in their plants.
We planted Purple Passion about four years ago. The Purple Passion performed beautifully right from the first year... lots of fronds.Beth M
The plants are vigorous and tend to have mostly very thick, tender stalks... sweet, juicy and great flavor. We are sold on the Purple Passion, and also enjoy the gorgeous color. We received large, healthy roots; we order all of our vegetable and fruit plants from Nourse.