They’re pretty, but should I strip them off?
I planted male hybrid asparagus but apparently some females crept in somehow and I have seeds. Some sources say the seeds sap the strength from the plants and should be removed. Actually, they say the entire plant, having proven her femininity by bearing fruit, needs to be removed because females are less productive than males. I needn’t clarify I mean female asparagus plants are less productive, because we all know this characteristic is seldom true of the female of any other species.
Indeed, many report even female asparagus plants produce just fine as well, perhaps not as prolifically as an all-male planting, but good enough.
I’m leaning toward letting them be.
Cue Paul McCartney.
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