Asparagus

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Asparagus

Post by ga.prime » Wed May 15, 2019 5:55 pm

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where'd it come from, how'd it get there?

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Re: Asparagus

Post by Boot Jack Bulls » Wed May 15, 2019 6:34 pm

The base of the plant looks nothing like the asparagus that grows wild or domestic up here....
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Re: Asparagus

Post by M-5 » Wed May 15, 2019 8:49 pm

Georgia asparagus .
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Re: Asparagus

Post by Boot Jack Bulls » Wed May 15, 2019 9:34 pm

M-5 wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 8:49 pm
Georgia asparagus .
Must be!
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Re: Asparagus

Post by greybeard » Wed May 15, 2019 10:37 pm

Looks like some kind of yucca
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Re: Asparagus

Post by ga.prime » Thu May 16, 2019 7:35 am

It is a type of yucca- Yucca filamentosa. Commonly called beargrass. Aside from being 6 feet tall, the tops and stalks look exactly like asparagus at this stage of development. I'll post a pic of it later on when it's blooming.
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Re: Asparagus

Post by Redgully » Thu May 16, 2019 8:12 am

Wonder if it would make your wee smell funny?

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Re: Asparagus

Post by ga.prime » Thu May 16, 2019 8:36 am

Redgully wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 8:12 am
Wonder if it would make your wee smell funny?
:lol2: That's a reasonable question.
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Re: Asparagus

Post by greybeard » Thu May 16, 2019 8:48 am

I have some here, that I brought back with me from San Angelo in '06.
It was just about 12" small, I planted it in the yard and I accidentally hit it with the lawn tractor and broke the top off of it. Planted the broken off piece in a corner outside the cowpen and it has really taken off since. The part that was left in the yard has grown a lot slower, barely 36" tall now.

Not a good picture but it's what I had handy. I need to trim it back with my pole saw as it has branched off and is pushing now on the cowpen.
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Re: Asparagus

Post by Hippie Rancher » Thu May 16, 2019 2:42 pm

yucca. around here the cattle and deer will eat the stalks before they ever flower, unless they are the tall soaptree variety that get over 10 feet so the flower stalks have a chance. you can roast and eat them when they first start sprouting (or ferment and distill, though agaves have more sugars and are better for that kind of project) :D

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