Seed Savers Exchange
Asparagus, Culver Williams
- From the Collection for 2022
- Prolific plants produce large sweet stalks
- Packet of 25 Seeds
This variety’s prolific plants produce large, green stalks that are crunchy, juicy, and slightly sweet when eaten raw. When plants are started from seeds, expect about 10 stalks per plant the first year and up to 15 stalks per plant by the next; asparagus typically needs to grow three or more years before the patch is robust enough to harvest. Reportedly rust-resistant, this asparagus is named for Dr. S. Culver Williams of Rose Valley, Pennsylvania, who stewarded it with his wife, Barbara, for at least 40 years. Organic.
Learn To Grow It
Start Indoors: 8-12 weeks before last frost
Germination: 20-60 Days
Plant Outdoors: 4-6” Apart
Light: Full Sun
Seeds may take up to two months to germinate. Time the planting to be ready to transplant the shoots 10 to 12 weeks later. Plant in early spring, after all danger of frost has passed.