Standard garden variety. The most popular asparagus in American gardens for the last century. Years of selection have resulted in better production of larger, more tender stalks. Asparagus is a perennial vegetable, so you just plant them once and enjoy season after season of succulent spears. Seeds can be started indoors in spring for transplanting out around last frost. Bare roots can be planted as soon as they arrive in spring. Rooted plants are great for fall and should be planted 4-6 weeks before first fall frost.