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16 Apr 19 John (Australia - temperate climate)
When we planted crowns about 4 years ago, most seemed to be male. But each year, more and more of the plants started bearing the red berries, indicating female. This year, they are almost ALL carrying red berries. Any thoughts?
06 Jun 19 Chris Dawson (Australia - temperate climate)
John why are you saying that most appeared male? Did they produce male flowers with stamens? Or are you basing your assumption on the lack of berries in autumn? Regardless, female plants produce berries, males don't produce berries, very few asparagus plants are hermaphrodites so the ones with berries are female. Perhaps they were all female, more likely you allowed seed to fall, it sprouted and produced more female plants.
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