Asparagus, UC72 (Asparagus officinalis) - 50 Seeds

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This Mary Washington type, which was created at UC Davis and often referred to as "Mary's Granddaughter", is more resistant to heat and drought than previous varieties. It produces dense, hefty spears with dark green heads. The plant's stems are tall and gracefully feathered. While taking two to three years to reach full output, plants can produce fruit for ten to fifteen years while being far more capable to resist diseases.

•Open Pollinated
•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones: 3-9

Growing Instructions:
This variety of asparagus does well when sown directly, but it can be transplanted for areas with a later final frost. The first harvest will be between 2 and 3 years after planting the first seed, with the first harvest being smaller than most. However, this plant will continue to produce many years in the garden after these initial years. Add organic matter to well drained soil, and keep weeds out. Sow seeds 1” below the surface and expose them to full sun. To harvest, cut each spear just below the soil when they are 8-11” long. After harvest, cut plants down to 1” above the soil and mulch over for continual harvests in the next seasons.

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