Asparagus

Asparagus officinalis

The fruit, which is a small red berry with 6-10mm diameter is toxic to humans.

Asparagus can grow in saline soils where other plants to do not grow. A soil pH below 6 is possible but best is to adjust to 6.5-7.0.

Only start harvesting three year old or older plants for around 8-12 weeks each season.

Asparagus is a good companion plant to the Tomato since it repels some harmful root nematodes for Tomatoes and Tomatoes repel the asparagus beetle.