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All female asparagus plants!?

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I started growing some asparagus plants a few months ago as pecking toys for my chickens, then I learned that these plants have genders. After some of them gave seeds, I thought why not and planted them. Now I have all female asparagus plants, but I wanted males because they're wider. How do I tell the gender for next time?
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I started growing some asparagus plants a few months ago as pecking toys for my chickens, then I learned that these plants have genders. After some of them gave seeds, I thought why not and planted them. Now I have all female asparagus plants, but I wanted males because they're wider. How do I tell the gender for next time?
Asparagus plants take years to mature. What makes you think you got only females?
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You won't know until they become mature.  Then the females will produce seeds/berries, and the males will not.  The ones you planted from seed are NOT all female.  Most likely, you will have some of each.


Edited by lazy gardener - 3/30/16 at 4:23am

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Ah thanks. Now we wait. So it's just like a clutch of chickens, some male some female.
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Yep!
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