Popular Name: Botanical Name: Asparagus officinalis Plant Height: Plant Class: Pack quantity: 10 Crowns Item code: 50452 Despatch: From 23rd October 2018.
Bred in New Zealand, Pacific Challenger is the first Phytophthora tolerant variety available to the home gardener, a major break-through in breeding. It has strong fusarium tolerance too, making it one of the best disease resistant varieties available and it is known to have a long bed life. Very high yielding and totally delicious, spears are normally ready for picking from early May.
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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