We bought 25 Purple Passion Asparagus roots this spring. Although they looked slightly fragile when they appeared, as bare root often does, these little plants were anything but wimpy! To grow great asparagus in spring, you have to grow the ferns in summer. Well, we are now in August right after prolonged heat and barely any rain in July, but they are doing great! They keep putting up new fern after new fern! This is the best, strongest, and most encouraging asparagus we’ve ever grown. If the harvest is as plentiful as the ferns promise, we are going to be happy campers come Spring!