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A French variety that is traditionally raised for white asparagus. It produces a nice green asparagus if the stalks aren't blanched. To blanch, you need to cover your bed with a mound of dirt. Once you see a shoot emerge, use a pointed stake to cut it off underground at the base of the mound and pull out a white asparagus.
Minimum of 50 seeds per packet.
Planting Depth: 1/4 inch
Plant Spacing: 10-15 inches
Row Spacing: 2 feet
Start indoors 60-90 days before your last frost. When seed starting, asparagus prefers soil temperatures between 75-85 degrees F. Transplant after all danger of frost has passed in sandy, well draining soil.
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I started 3/4 of a package of these seeds last February. Around May I transplanted my seedlings into the garden. They grew all summer. Looking forward to inspecting the new asparagus growth once the snow melts.
I started the remainder of the package two weeks ago. Here's to many years of future asparagus harvests to come!
I planted the seeds in January this year... and thinking they will not germinate I planted 24 of them (plus 24 of the Mary Washington variety)... well I got my wish! All of them germinated them and now I am in a pool of very healthy asparagus plants... lol... nice problem to have :)
At the rate and speed they are growing (I am in zone 10B) I had to re-pot them 3 times (Now in 5 gallon buckets), and they are ready to be planted in soil sooner than anticipated...
Don't even think of buying 1 or 2 year crowns, that will produce in 1 to 2 years... I will be able to harvest these babies next year! They are already pencil thin and they are only 9 months old!
I can't say anything but THANK YOU! what a great buy!