Popular Name: Botanical Name: Asparagus officinalis Pack quantity: 10 Crowns Item code: 50453 Despatch: From 23rd October 2018.
A new variety for the UK in 2017 and, we think, the earliest variety to crop, with spears being ready for harvest from as early as the middle of April (weather permitting). Plants produce extremely high yields of first class spears (which we cut and sampled at the end of April earlier this year), tinged purple at the tips, and fern production shows good vigour and health. Definitely a variety to try and the flavour is superb.
Supplied as 1 year old crowns.
Even a small asparagus bed is a worthwhile, long-term investment, which will reward you with succulent spears early every summer for 10 years or more. It is also much easier to plant and to grow than many people think!
Years ago it used to be grown in specially prepared raised beds, but today’s modern hybrid varieties perform really well ‘on the level’ and on most well drained soils. Try to pick a sunny position, removing all perennial weeds and as many stones as possible prior to planting. Full planting and care instructions are included with every order.
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