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Asparagus from Ferns in Zone 8

Posted by kirstennola 8 (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 17, 12 at 16:23

I planted some Jersey Giant small ferns that I got from Home Depot back in early April. They have become giant, beautiful ferns and still continue to put up shoots.
I've read that I need to cut the ferns and cover with compost in December to try to force some dormancy.
When the crowns come up in the spring, can I harvest or do I need to wait another full year? Thank you!

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RE: Asparagus from Ferns in Zone 8

You should probably wait another year unless you specifically bought 2 year old plants.

RE: Asparagus from Ferns in Zone 8

By the way, asparagus is not a fern.

Here is a link that might be useful: Georgia information on asparagus

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