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|Short Description||As late as 1869 seedsman Peter Henderson maintained that there were no separate varieties of asparagus and that differences were based on soil conditions. He later changed his mind. The Mary and Martha Washington varieties were developed around 1900 for greater disease resistance. From the 1930 DM Ferry seed catalog: "A vigorous growing and productive asparagus bred to resist the disease known as Asparagus Rust". Mary is a selection from Martha and is earlier and more robust. Stalks are slightly oval and of fine quality. 25 seeds.|