Heirloom Vegetable. A trusted, reliable heirloom variety introduced in 1949 that produces vigorous, medium green, mouth watering spears that are excellent fresh or quite suitable for freezing. Good resistance to asparagus rust and wilt.
How to Grow
50 seed/gram Plants can yield for 20 years. Select a sunny site with well drained soil and work in large amounts of composted manure 12″ deep. A soil pH in the range of 6.5 to 7.5 is ideal. Soak seeds in water for 2 days. Sow 2.5 cm (1″) deep and 12.5 cm (5″) apart in rows 45 to 60 cm (18-24″) apart. Thin the seedlings to 15 cm (6″) apart when they are 7.5 cm (3″) tall. During mid-spring in the second year, transplant the 1 year old roots 45 cm (18″) apart in rows 1 m (40″) apart. It is best to wait until the third year after sowing to take a regular harvest. Each spring, mulch established plants with compost and work in large amounts of composted manure 30 cm (12″) deep. Feed with a general-purpose vegetable fertilizer such as granular 4-12- 8 or soluble 20-20-20.