That's right. Are the purple asparagus planted in your garden? When did you plant them? (how old are the crowns?). You didn't see any spears grow out and become plants/fronds?
I only have Purple Passion asparagus in my garden. I stop harvesting when the spears become thin like pencils, and my attention moves on to other parts of the garden. But almost always, the asparagus will sneak up thick lovely shoots when I'm not looking and sometimes I'll catch them in time and harvest the late treasures, but most of the time, by the time I notice, they are knee high and starting to unfurl.
Those big shoots turned into GIANT fronds probably 6feet or taller, arched over and gave me all kinds of trouble by shading the strawberry patch until I got them corralled and under control.
I didn't get to cut down the yellowed fronds after frost. I'm going to get to them after a dry spell and just use them as strawberry mulch.
BTW, Last year, I was even worse and the asparagus fronds didn't get cut down until spring. There were some berries still on them and I processed some of those (soaked and took out the seeds) and sowed them, and I sowed (in truth just scattered
) the berries in parts of the veg garden to see what would happen. The seeds in the pot germinated and I uppotted them -- hopefully, they are still OK out there. The berries in the garden AS WELL AS THOSE THAT FELL INTO THE STRAWBERRY PATCH all germinated.
I havent been feeling well and have not been outside lately, but if I find berries out there when I get out one of these days, I'll post.