wilted asparagus

Asked April 4, 2016, 4:51 PM EDT

Planted asparagus crowns last spring. This spring first few spears coming up looked healthy, but then the next few were wilted as seen in the picture. When I checked today the new growth again looked fine. These crowns were planted in a raised bed without access to water.

Baltimore County Maryland

1 Response

That is frost damage.

One clue was that the asparagus was good, then not, then good again, which suggests it is not an insect or disease problem.