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"Bunchy" Asparagus

This is a new issue. It started about a month ago. What is causing this? It is happening on new shoots and recently on branches 4 feet high.





Comments (5)

  • LoneJack Zn 6a, KC
    19 days ago
    last modified: 19 days ago

    We already answered this question for you a few weeks back. The abnormal growth is caused by asparagus aphids infecting the plants.

  • Donald V Zone 6 north Ohio
    Original Author
    18 days ago

    Sorry you are correct, I did not think that the 2 were related which was stupid on my part! Thanks!!!

  • Donald V Zone 6 north Ohio
    Original Author
    10 days ago

    Do asparagus aphids only harm plants by eating them not transmitting dieses like cucumber beetles do? I killed most of them but my asparagus bed is 5' x 5' x 5' and THICK. No way to spray everything unless I cut down at least 1/2 the ferns.

  • LoneJack Zn 6a, KC
    10 days ago

    Yes, they spread disease to the plants and if the infestation gets bad enough they can kill the crowns.

  • Donald V Zone 6 north Ohio
    Original Author
    10 days ago

    Thanks!