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All female asparagus plants!?

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by Chicken-Eye, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. Chicken-Eye

    Chicken-Eye Chillin' With My Peeps

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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?
     
  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Asparagus plants take years to mature. What makes you think you got only females?
     
  3. lazy gardener

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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.
     
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  4. Chicken-Eye

    Chicken-Eye Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep!
     

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