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This Asparagus variety produces vigorous medium green mouth-watering spears that are excellent fresh or quite suitable for freezing. This Heirloom Vegetable is one of the older and more common Asparagus varieties, good resistance rust and wilt.
Asparagus is a perennial Vegetable, so you just plant them once and enjoy season after season of succulent spears. Seeds can be started indoors in spring for transplanting out around last frost. Bare roots can be planted as soon as they arrive in Spring. Rooted plants are great for Autumn and should be planted 4-6 weeks before first fall frost. In 2 years, you’ll have a light crop and a regular crop thereafter. When fully established, Asparagus plants can produce yields for 20 years or more
75 - 100 Seeds/Package Untreated Non GMO
Site: Select Full/Part Sunny site with well-drained soil and work in large amounts of composted manure up to 12 inches deep. A soil pH in the range of 6.5 to 7.5 is ideal.
Planting: Soak your Asparagus seeds in water for 2 days, then sow seeds 2.5 cm (1″) deep and 12.5 cm (5″) apart in rows 45 to 60 cm (18-24″) apart.
Thinning: Thin the seedlings to 15 cm (6″) apart when they are 7.5 cm (3″) tall.
Transplanting: During mid-Spring in the second year transplant the (1 year-old) roots 45 cm (18″) apart in rows 1 m (40″) apart.
Harvesting: It is best to wait until the third year after sowing to take a regular harvest.
Upkeep: Each Spring establish plants with good compost and work in large amounts of manure.