There are male and female asparagus plants which need to work together to produce new plants, but how can you tell which plant is which? This is explained here. Knowing this could help you to grow your own plants successfully since you do need to make sure both kinds are there.
- There are male and female asparagus plants and there are some signs that point to which sex the asparagus might be.
- Female asparagus produces seeds that look like little red berries. Male asparagus plants, on the other hand, produce thicker, larger spears than females.
- Since female asparagus produce seed, they expend lots of energy on that production, so while the female produces more spears, they are significantly smaller than their male counterparts.
“In fact, male asparagus is favored so much more that there are now new hybridized male asparagus plants that produce larger yields.”