Mary Washington Asparagus is perhaps the easiest grown of all summer vegetables. Once it is established, the original planting usually produces for 20 years! Produces abundant, giant-size asparagus with tender tips. Asparagus is a hardy perennial. It is the only common vegetable that grows wild along roadsides and railroad tracks over a large part of the country. Asparagus is nutrient-dense: high in Folic Acid and a good source of potassium, fiber,Vitamins B6, A, C and thiamin. Asparagus has no fat, no cholesterol and is lowin sodium AND calories. It is one of therichest sources of rutin, a compound which strengthens capillary walls. It also contains glutathione - one of the most potent anti-carcinopgens and antioxidants found. It is also delicious! You'll want to order enough for large beds of delicious asparagus. Mary Washington is fast growing, extremely hardy and rustproof. Pay attention to listings that charge shipping, you may be paying too much!