Erasmus is the first 100% male purple asparagus. Suitable for cultivation in northern, central, and southern Europe. Erasmus is an early variety with a very high yield.


Erasmus is suitable for the cultivation of purple asparagus, including in tunnels/mini-tunnels. The recommended plant density is 5-6 plants per linear meter.

The plant

Purple asparagus produces a tall-growing crop. We recommend that you take measures to support the crop, such as ploughing up ridges after harvesting.

  • Early variety
  • Very high yield
  • Thick spears with an intense purple colour
  • Tall-growing crop
  • Plant density: 5-6 plants per linear meter


Erasmus provides thick spears with an intense purple colour. In addition, the spears have a great flavour and excellent quality.

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