Purple Passion

Purple Passion Purple
Quantity Price
25 $29.00
100 $104.40
300 $176.10
600 $264.00
1000 $292.00
14000+ $3,682.00
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Plants ship between January - July, depending on zone.  Ship dates are selected during checkout process.

Purple Passion

Purple Passion is a unique asparagus variety especially suited to the asparagus enthusiast, whether home gardener or commercial grower. Its special, attractive purple color, flavor and tenderness distinguish this variety from others. Our field trial confirms all of these attributes with taste tests conducted here. In addition, our trials indicate Purple Passion has productive yields. For best performance, plant spacing for Purple Passion is 6-8 inches apart in the row instead of the usual 12-inch spacing. When cooked, the bright purple color is reduced, but when served fresh in salads it provides a colorful and flavorful accent. Purple Passion is an excellent addition to any asparagus planting.

Best in Zones: 3 - 8
Freezing Quality: Excellent
Age: 1 year roots
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This is what a bundle of 25 asparagus roots looks like when it is shipped.


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.

Home Grower
Zone 6

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
Home Grower
Zone 6

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
Home Grower
Zone 5

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
Home Grower
Zone 6

I have been very pleased with Purple Passion. I've done taste tests with various people with other varieties
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.

Cindy D
Home Grower
Zone 3

We planted Purple Passion about four years ago. The Purple Passion performed beautifully right from the first year... lots of fronds.
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.

Beth M
Home Grower
Zone 6

Very good quality roots. Planted spring 2017 in raised beds with 100% success rate. The ferns grew over 6 ft first year.

Rob S
Home Grower
Zone 7

I have had problems with these plants. I am running less than 50% success. That could be partly due to my garden, though I do have many older and very large asparagus plants. I gave them 5 stars because the taste is superb and, once established, I expect a continuing fantastic harvest.

Chuck C
Home Grower
Zone 5

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