Collecting Seeds for Growing Asparagus

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I'm Travis Steglich with Steglich Farm Supply Inc. in Bartlett, Texas and I am here with Expert Village. I am talking today about asparagus fern, propagation from a seed. Asparagus fern, this cutting is from a foundation planting that I have at my farm supply and you can see these seeds are red and they are very easily knocked off of the stem. They are green otherwise. When they turn red, they are ripe and ready to be planted. Inside each of these red pods is a very small, not really small, a black berry which is very hard which is the actual seed. Mother nature put the coating around there for a reason so you don't want to peel the seed like I have done and tried to plant this little black berry. You want to plant the whole red fruit and you will get a better germination.