Popular Name: Botanical Name: Pack quantity: 10 crowns Item code: 44957 Despatch: From 23rd October 2018.
In our book '2000' is the tastiest asparagus of them all. Quite a claim, but we know you will love the slender, purple spears of this outstanding New Zealand-bred variety. Sweeter and more tender than green asparagus, it has a real melt-in-the-mouth appeal whether cooked or served raw in salads.
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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