How Many Asparagus Crowns Should I Buy for a Family of Four?

A perennial vegetable in the lily family, asparagus crowns become fully productive in 3 years. Each crown can produce up to 1/2 pound of asparagus per season. For each asparagus-loving family member, plant between 10 and 20 one-year old crowns.

Keywords: perennial vegetable, asparagus-loving family, one-year old crowns

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