I am in South Florida, Palm Beach County. I just planted 1yr sets of asparagus. Within a week, they are up and 16" tall. I do not know if they will produce as they like a cold winter. I thought I would try tricking them into a winter when we have a cold snap with very cold water and some crushed ice on top of soil. I grow everything in containers down here due to the soil. I also grow all organically. Will let you know in 6mo or so if it is working.