Taking care of asparagus

Asked July 12, 2017, 8:32 AM EDT

Should asparagus be cut down after going to seed?

Wright County Minnesota asparagus horticulture

1 Response

Hello,

Thank you for your question.

I checked with a Master Gardener who teaches classes about asparagus and here is her answer.....

"Better late than never!! The U of M website says leave "the ferns" until spring, didn't say anything about the seeds. However, when I put the presentation together, I think I recall reading that the asparagus sprouts that come from those red seeds are somewhat inferior."

Hope this helps.