Asparagus, UC157 F2 (Asparagus officinalis) - 50 Seeds

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UC157 F2 Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) - 50 Seeds

•American Grown Seeds
•USDA Zones: 3-12

Developed in 1978 at the University of California by Frank Southers and Frank Takatori, this heirloom variety of asparagus has quickly become one of the top choices for home gardens, market growers and open field production. The plant produces heavy yields of uniform dark green asparagus that grows 36-48". While this variety takes 3 year to reach maturity, it will produce harvests for a staggering 15 years. Think about that... plant today and you'll have a prolific producer in your garden for nearly 2 decades.

Growing Instructions:
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.

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