Asparagus, UC157 F2 (Asparagus officinalis) - 50 Seeds
Developed in 1978 at the University of California, this heirloom variety has earned its spot at the top of everyone's must-have list thanks to its impressive heavy yields and extremely long harvest window. With UC157 F2, you'll get 36-48 inch asparagus stalks that are uniformly dark green and incredibly delicious. Best of all, you'll enjoy an incredible fifteen year harvest period - plant today and your garden will truly keep on giving for nearly two decades! This remarkable heirloom variety from UC is the perfect pick for any gardener who wants to experience a bounty unlike any other.
•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones: 3-9
Asparagus is a hardy garden vegetable whose seeds can be initially sown indoors, between mid-February and May. Using a 1.5" deep pot, sow the Asparagus seeds .5" deep and 2" apart. After 10-12 weeks, you can transplant the Asparagus starts outdoors in your vegetable garden, so long as there is no frost at the time. In your garden, dig a 6-12" deep, 18" wide trench. Spreading a 1" layer of compost at the bottom of the trench is recommended. Cover the crowns with soil. As the Asparagus crowns grow, keep them covered with soil and give 1" of water a week. Take care not to give too much water, as soil that stays wet can cause the roots to rot and will produce brown, soft spears. During the first two year, you must exercise patience and resist the temptation to harvest. In the third year, harvest when they are between 8-10" long and the width of a pencil or larger. Cut just below the soil.