How to grow asparagus and the best hybrid for the Youngstown Ohio area.

Asked February 16, 2020, 5:54 PM EST

How to grow asparagus and the best hybrid for the Youngstown Ohio area.

Mahoning County Ohio

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I think all varieties I have seen in the stores would work for Youngstown. Look for plant crowns that are recommended for planting in USDA hardiness zone 6.

A good information sheet is available on selecting and planting from the Michigan State University on line at: https://www.canr.msu.edu/resources/growing_asparagus_at_home

Our only pests in central Oho have been the asparagus beetle and sometimes Japanese beetles. All you need is a squirt of horticultural oil spray on the adults or the little gray eggs on the stalk to take care of them. Our other constant battle is with Canadian thistle.